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Purpose, hope, and life satisfaction in three age groups
Using the Revised Youth Purpose Survey (Bundick et al., 2006), the Trait Hope Scale (Snyder et al., 1991), and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), the presentExpand
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Keep on Truckin’ or Stay the Course? Exploring Grit Dimensions as Differential Predictors of Educational Achievement, Satisfaction, and Intentions
In an ongoing effort to identify predictors of educational success and achievement, grit has emerged as a seemingly useful disposition. Grit is conceived as the combination of perseverance of effortExpand
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A Systematic Review of Personality Trait Change Through Intervention
The current meta-analysis investigated the extent to which personality traits changed as a result of intervention, with the primary focus on clinical interventions. We identified 207 studies that hadExpand
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What is conscientiousness and how can it be assessed?
Conscientiousness is a personality construct that is a core determinant of health, positive aging, and human capital. A large body of work has contributed to our understanding of this importantExpand
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Profiles of a Developmental Asset: Youth Purpose as a Context for Hope and Well-Being
While having a purpose in life has been theorized as a developmental asset, the extent to which adolescents cultivate a meaningful sense of direction is not well understood. In the present study,Expand
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Purpose as a form of identity capital for positive youth adjustment.
Having a sense of purpose has been discussed as a developmental asset for youth and as an outgrowth of establishing a sense of identity. Using the identity capital model as a theoretical framework, 3Expand
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Training versus engagement as paths to cognitive enrichment with aging.
While a training model of cognitive intervention targets the improvement of particular skills through instruction and practice, an engagement model is based on the idea that being embedded in anExpand
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Persevering with Positivity and Purpose: An Examination of Purpose Commitment and Positive Affect as Predictors of Grit
Grit, defined as a passion and perseverance for one’s goals, has been consistently demonstrated as an adaptive resource across multiple domains. Less explored, however, are the correlates of andExpand
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Sexual Difficulties of Chronic Pain Patients
ObjectiveDescription of the specific physical and psychological problems associated with sexual activity in patients with chronic pain. DesignSelf-completion questionnaire on extent and nature ofExpand
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Personality Traits Predict the Onset of Disease
While personality traits have been linked concurrently to health status and prospectively to outcomes such as mortality, it is currently unknown whether traits predict the diagnosis of a number ofExpand
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