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ERIC Number: EJ1144418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Visions about Future: A New Scale Assessing Optimism, Pessimism, and Hope in Adolescents
Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Sgaramella, Teresa Maria; Ferrari, Lea; Nota, Laura; Santilli, Sara; Soresi, Salvatore
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v17 n2 p187-210 Jul 2017
This article reports the development and psychometric properties of visions about future (VAF), an instrument assessing hope, optimism, and pessimism. Three different studies involving Italian adolescents were conducted. With the first study 22 items were developed and the factor structure was verified. The second study, involving a second sample of adolescents, confirmed the instrument's multidimensional structure and evaluated the convergent validity of VAF with self-report measures of hope, optimism, and pessimism. Moreover, it showed that VAF correlated with life satisfaction and career adaptability. The third study involved a third sample of adolescents and verified the measurement invariance across gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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