Individual Resilience

Gro M Sandal, Nathan Smith

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This chapter focuses on individual and team characteristics associated with psychological resilience during space missions. An initial discussion describes the types of mission factors (e.g., environmental stressors such as microgravity and radiation and habitability stressors such as confined space as well as privacy and work-related factors). Two types of individual factors are discussed: (1) individual state factors such as sleep, fatigue, and mood and (2) individual resilience factors such as personal values and coping strategies. The final sections of the chapter turn to team resilience, its relation to team performance, and how best to select and train for resilient teams. A discussion of specific team skills provides some detail on the attributes of resilient teams
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Safety and Human Performance
EditorsTommaso Sgobba, Barbara Kanki, Jean-Francois Clervoy, Gro Mjeldheim Sandal
PublisherElsevier BV
ISBN (Electronic)9780081018705
ISBN (Print)9780081018699
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


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