A prospective study of hope, optimism, and health.

  title={A prospective study of hope, optimism, and health.},
  author={Anthony Scioli and Christopher Chamberlin and C M Samor and Amelie Lapointe and Thomas L. Campbell and A Robert Macleod and J McLenon},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={81 3 Pt 1},
The present investigation sought to distinguish hope from optimism in the context of a 10-wk. prospective study involving reports of health outcomes. Gottschalk's (1985) Hope Scale and Scheier and Carver's (1987) Life Orientation Test which assesses optimism were given to subjects, along with a health questionnaire. Ten weeks later subjects were given a… CONTINUE READING