Capturing Character Strength through Resilience and Flourishing: Study of Traditional Martial Arts Practitioners in Indonesia

Ade Irma Anggraeni, Raka Prasasti


The urgency to find candidates who have strong characters is increasingly emerging along with the emergence of new types of work and the demographics of the workforce that are dominated by generations X and Y. Traditional martial arts as an activity oriented towards developing individual positive characters can be one of the studies in understanding individual potential. This study aims to examine the effect of resilience on the flourishing of traditional martial arts practitioners in Indonesia. The practical implication of this research is to contribute in expanding the study of recruitment based on individual potential. This research also contributes theoretically in explaining the concept of positive psychology which is reviewed in the lens of indigenous wisdom.

Keywords: Flourishing, Traditional Martial Art, Resilience

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