Measuring optimism–pessimism from beliefs about future events

@inproceedings{Wenglert2000MeasuringOF,
  title={Measuring optimism–pessimism from beliefs about future events},
  author={Leif Wenglert and Anne-Sofie Ros{\'e}n},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract In this study optimism–pessimism was defined in terms of an expectancy-value model based on subjective probabilities and subjective values for positive or negative future events in one's personal life and for positive or negative future general world events [Wenglert, L., & Svenson, O. (1982). Self-image and predictions about future events. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 23 , 153–155]. The participants were 183 students. For each subject the correlation of probability and value… CONTINUE READING

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