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2004 | 35 | 3 | 173-182
Article title

Basic hope as a world-view: an outline of a concept

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EN
Abstracts
EN
After Erikson's (1963, 1964) conceptualization, a new theory of basic hope is proposed. Basic hope is considered a fundamental constituent of an individual's world view, mostly unconscious and learned very early. It consists of the belief in two characteristics of the world: its higher order and sense and its general positivity towards a human being. Basic Hope Inventory (BHI) was developed to measure the strength of basic hope. The first data indicates that basic hope correlates positively with adaptive reactions to personal loss and with constructive long-term consequences of it and that these correlations are independent from the impact of optimism and hope for success (Snyder, 1994). Basic hope seems to predict positive effects in psychotherapy, it correlates positively with well-being and negatively with anxiety, depression and psychosomatic symptoms.
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Year
Volume
35
Issue
3
Pages
173-182
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • J. Trzebinski, Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01753792
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.f8a7b450-8586-3600-a8a5-0b414adb5998
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