A new measure of children's optimism and pessimism: the youth life orientation test.

@article{Ey2005ANM,
  title={A new measure of children's optimism and pessimism: the youth life orientation test.},
  author={Sydney Ey and Wendy S Hadley and Deanna Nuttbrock Allen and Shawna L. Palmer and J. Ledlie Klosky and Daneen P Deptula and Jay J. Thomas and Robert Cohen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={548-58}
}
BACKGROUND Optimism and pessimism are positive and negative expectations linked with well-being in adults. Research on the importance of optimism and pessimism in children is limited by the lack of a developmentally appropriate measure of children's expectations. METHOD Based upon the Life Orientation Test-Revised (Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994), the Youth Life Orientation Test (YLOT) is a sixteen-item self-report measure of children's optimism and pessimism. RESULTS Reliability and… CONTINUE READING

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