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Author(s): Susana C. Marques
Shane J. Lopez
José Luís Pais Ribeiro
Title: "Building Hope for the Future": a program to foster strengths in middle-school students
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The authors investigated the effectiveness of a 5-week hope-based intervention designed to enhance hope, life satisfaction, self-worth, mental health and academic achievement in middle school students. The study includes a sample of 31 students from a community school, a matched comparison group of 31 students, and 2 secondary groups-guardians and teachers of the students' intervention group. Students completed a questionnaire packet that included demographic information, the Portuguese versions of the Children's Hope Scale, Students' Life Satisfaction Scale, Mental Health and Self-Worth Scales. Academic achievement was obtained from school records. At baseline, groups are statistically similar on the variables of interest. At post-test the intervention group had enhanced hope, life satisfaction and self-worth. In the intervention group, benefits in hope, life satisfaction and self-worth were maintained at the 18-month follow up. Results suggest that a brief hope intervention can increase psychological strengths, and participants continue to benefit up to 1-year and 6-months later.
Subject: Psicologia
Psychology
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Psicologia
Social sciences::Psychology
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/93333
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FPCEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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