Background: Coping with painful events and unfavorable emotions is a special goal for every human being. The ability to effectively cope with these events is called resilience. Among high-school students who are prone to facing many stressful incidents, this construct has had special importance because resilience predicts mental and physical health of students in the future to a great degree, and it will have many other positive effects as well.
Objectives: In this study, the effect of intimacy with parents on the resilience with the mediator roles of life satisfaction and lack of depression was studied in the framework of next generation of structural equations modeling (partial least squares).
Materials and Methods: This research design is correlation. The statistical population comprised of all high school students studying at public high-schools in the Baharestan county, Tehran, Iran. The sample included 386 students. They were selected using the random cluster sampling method and they all answered to a questionnaire, which was designed based on the conceptual model of the study.
Results: The SmartPLS 2.0 software was used to test the hypotheses. All hypotheses were confirmed at either the P < 0.01 or the P < 0.05 level. Results of the present study showed an indirect effect of intimacy with parents on resilience, and also the direct effect of life satisfaction and lack of depression on resilience.
Conclusions: The conceptual model of the present study reveals a good fit with the data, which shows the importance and the positive effect of intimacy with parents, life satisfaction and lack of depression on resilience.