Development and validation of the State Hope Scale.

  title={Development and validation of the State Hope Scale.},
  author={Charles R. Snyder and Susie C. Sympson and F C Ybasco and Tyrone F. Borders and Michael A. Babyak and R L Higgins},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={70 2},
Defining hope as a cognitive set comprising agency (belief in one's capacity to initiate and sustain actions) and pathways (belief in one's capacity to generate routes) to reach goals, the Hope Scale was developed and validated previously as a dispositional self-report measure of hope (Snyder et al., 1991). The present 4 studies were designed to develop and validate a measure of state hope. The 6-item State Hope Scale is internally consistent and reflects the theorized agency and pathways… CONTINUE READING
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