ERIC Number: EJ880357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Promoting Hope: Suggestions for School Counselors
Pedrotti, Jennifer Teramoto; Edwards, Lisa M.; Lopez, Shane J.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n2 p100-107 Dec 2008
School counselors need multiple resources to assist today's students in developing to their fullest potential. This development might often be measured outwardly by academic success; however, psychological and emotional well-being of students is a large part of this success. The construct of hope is defined as a bidimensional characteristic consisting of an agency component (willpower to move toward one's goals) and a pathways component (ability to develop multiple routes to one's goals) and has been linked to academic success, athletic performance, psychological adjustment, and physical health in students (Snyder et al., 1991). Helping school counselors to enhance individual strengths through the promotion of characteristics such as hope may result in multiple benefits for students and their school environments at large. Studies involving hope and its correlates are discussed and suggestions for appropriate and feasible interventions in this area are given.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Health, Psychological Patterns, School Counselors, Well Being, Student Adjustment, Athletics, Intervention, Correlation, Counseling Techniques, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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