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The Role of hope and coping styles in optimism

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2013
Özcan Ceran, Sueda
The present study investigated the role of hope and coping styles in optimism. Three instruments namely, Life Orientation Test (LOT), Dispositional Hope Scale (DHS) and Brief COPE scale were administered to 640 (457 females, 183 males) volunteered undergraduate students from one of the private universities in Istanbul. The results of hierarchical regression analysis revealed that agency and pathways dimensions of hope were significant predictors of optimism at model 1. After entry of coping styles at model 2, positive reframing, agency dimension of hope, venting, self-blame, behavioral disengagement, acceptance and denial were found to be as significant predictors of optimism. Findings are discussed in the light of optimism, hope and coping literature.