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ERIC Number: EJ1054107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
How Much Hope Is Enough? Levels of Hope and Students' Psychological and School Functioning
Marques, Susana C.; Lopez, Shane J.; Fontaine, Anne Marie; Coimbra, Susana; Mitchell, Joanna
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n4 p325-334 Apr 2015
This study investigated the characteristics of students who report extremely high levels of hope. A sample of 682 students (ages 11-17) completed measures of hope, school engagement, life satisfaction, self-worth, and mental health. Academic achievement was obtained from students' school records. Based on their hope scores, students were divided into three groups: "extremely low" (bottom 10% of the distribution), "average" (middle 25%), and "extremely high" (upper 10%). Results indicate that students in the extremely high hope (EHH) group differed from students with average (AH) and extremely low hope (ELH) on all measures. Further, EHH and AH are associated with mental health benefits that are not found among students reporting comparatively ELH levels. Taken together, the findings support the notion that EHH in students is associated with adaptive psychological and school-related functioning. Overall, given the superior adjustment profile, perhaps ''enough hope'' should be defined as "EHH."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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