Hope is a variable that is defined in research as a positive outlook on one's future and a plan to achieve that future. Hope has been found to be positively correlated with self-esteem, optimism, and life satisfaction, and negatively correlated with suicide ideation and suicidality. However, there is a lack of research on predictors of hope in adolescents. Adolescents compose the age group that could arguably use the goal-oriented and positive outlook that hope provides the most. This study identified predictors of hope (i.e., depression, maternal and paternal support) in adolescents so as to know how society can give adolescents the advantage of hope in their lives. Depression was found to be a negative predictor of hope, and maternal support was found to be a positive predictor of hope. Data was collected from the Flourishing Families Project, a longitudinal study of adolescents.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilson, Megan M. B., "Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Predictors of Hope in Adolescents" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9625.
hope, parental support, depression, adolescents