Certain personality or temperament characteristics seem to act as protective factors and increase young boy’s resilience to adversity. Those most
frequently observed included sociability, affection, memory, flexibility, reasoning capacity and a sense of humour.
The following videos highlight the experiences of HAWWC boys' parents with their children's temperament and disposition.
Parents of high achieving white working class boys discuss their children's capacity to make strong social and emotional connections with new people, and to respond easily to the social context in which they find themselves in.
Parents of high achieving white working class boys discuss their sons' characteristics, including their adaptability, curiosity, and resilience.