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ERIC Number: EJ816905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Examination of the Relationship between Optimism and Worldview among University Students
Coll, Jose E.; Draves, Patrick R.
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p395-401 Jun 2008
This study examined the relationship between worldview, demographic characteristics, and optimism among university students. A sample of 163 university students from two schools completed a self-report survey that included demographic variables, the Worldview Assessment Instrument (WAI, Koltko-Rivera, 1998), and the Revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R, Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994). Results suggest that worldview may in part vary as a function of ethnicity. Results further support past findings of non-significant differences in worldview across gender and age. Further, results suggest that optimism may vary across marital status, a significant finding when working with non-traditional students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A