Locus of hope and subjective well-being

Author/s:

Garcia, John Addy S.*
Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (john.addy.garcia@dlsu.edu.ph)

Sison, Karen Gayle
Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (ksison24@yahoo.com)

Abstract:

Hope theory (Snyder, 2002) posits that highly “hopeful” individuals are more successful in attaining their goals primarily due to the cognitive interplay between pathway and agency thinking or the ability to not only produce the necessary routes to a goal but also the motivation to actively pursue the routes created. Bernardo (2010) attempted to extend the theory through the incorporation of external factors that may contribute to an individual’s level of hope thereby altering the highly internalized characteristic of hope. Although previous literatures have established the positive role of hope across different settings, there are relatively few studies on locus of hope as a whole. The current paper proposes to contribute to the expanding knowledge on locus of hope through setting possible research directions on the predictive capabilities of locus of hope as a whole on subjective well-being.

Keywords: Filipino; positive psychology; social goals; student life satisfaction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2012.297

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