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Type: Journal article
Title: Evaluation of the Dispositional Hope Scale in injury survivors
Author: Creamer, M.
O'Donnell, M.
Carboon, I.
Lewis, V.
Densley, K.
McFarlane, A.
Silove, D.
Bryant, R.
Citation: Journal of Research in Personality, 2009; 43(4):613-617
Publisher: Academic Press Inc
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0092-6566
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Mark Creamer, Meaghan L. O’Donnell, Isla Carboon, Virginia Lewis, Konstancja Densley, Alexander McFarlane, Derrick Silove and Richard A. Bryant
Abstract: Hope is a higher-order cognitive construct that encompasses the belief in one’s ability to accomplish personal goals. Hope has been conceptualised as consisting of two constructs – Pathways (the individual’s perceived means available to achieve goals) and Agency (belief in ones ability to succeed in using the identified Pathways). This study aimed to validate a measure of hope, the Dispositional Hope Scale (DHS: [Snyder, C. R., Harris, C., Anderson, J. R., Holleran, S. A., Irving, L. M., Sigman, S. T., et al. (1991). The will and the ways: Development and validation of an individual differences measure of hope. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60(4), 570–585]) in a large sample of traumatic injury survivors (N = 1025). The findings support the psychometric properties of the scale, as well as the two-factor structure of Agency and Pathways, in this population. This study provides support for the use of the DHS as a measure of hope in traumatised populations
Keywords: Hope; Trauma; Dispositional Hope Scale
Description: Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. ScienceDirect® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.
RMID: 0020091035
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2009.03.002
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