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ERIC Number: ED412456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 18
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Hope and Its Relationship to Self-Efficacy in Adolescent Girls.
Gariglietti, Kelli P.; McDermott, Diane; Gingerich, Karen; Hastings, Sarah
Adolescence is a critical time for the development of self-identity; a time which often changes enthusiastic and assertive 8- and 9-year-old girls into 11- and 12-year-old girls with poor self-images and little faith in their abilities. To better understand this process, this study investigated the relationship between hope and general self-efficacy (GSE) as a function of age and gender in adolescents. The sample consisted of a cross-sectional group of 464 girls and boys, grades 6 through 12, from both Catholic schools and public schools in two large Midwestern communities. Instruments consisted of a demographic information form, the Children's Hope Scale, and the Self-Efficacy Scale. In general, the results support the hypothesis that hope and GSE are significantly related and that hope declines in adolescence for girls. Due to limitations in this study, further investigation into the variables of hope and GSE may be more helpful in revealing which factors help individuals persevere in the adolescent years. Contains 26 references and 4 tables. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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