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ERIC Number: EJ1018460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Evaluating Snyder's Hope Theory as a Motivational Model of Participation and Life Satisfaction for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Path Analysis
Chan, Jacob Yui Chung; Chan, Fong; Ditchman, Nicole; Phillips, Brian; Chou, Chih-Chin
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v27 n3 p171-185 2013
Objective: To evaluate Snyder's (2002) hope theory as a motivational model of community participation and life satisfaction. Setting: Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Participants: One-hundred and sixteen participants with spinal cord injuries who were members of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Results: The respecified path-analytic hope model of participation and life satisfaction fits the data reasonably well, with chi[superscript 2]/df = 2.58; GFI = 0.95; and CFI = 0.95. Participation--with indirect effects of causality, perceived control, resilience, agency thinking, and pathways thinking--explained 32% of the variance in life satisfaction. Causality and agency thinking--with indirect effects of perceived control, resilience, and pathways thinking--explained 40% of the variance in participation. Conclusion: Snyder's hope theory as a motivational model of participation and life satisfaction was validated with minor modifications to the model. The respecified model indicated that causality had a direct effect on participation; pathways thinking had a direct link to agency thinking; and pathways thinking only had an indirect effect on participation through agency thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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