Positive psychological assessment a handbook of models and measures pdf
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Publication: Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and measures
Current Psychology. Optimism and pessimism are personality variables that have repeatedly been shown to affect health, job performance, and social relationships. Various instruments purport to measure these dispositions that differ substantially in their theoretical and measurement models. While research has examined relations between subsets of these measures, their unique predictive ability has been neglected. Consistent with expectations, measures sharing a future-expectancy component LOT and OPI were moderately related and most predictive of health, depression, and coping.
Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and measures. Contributors aptly examine the scientific underpinnings and practical applications of measures of hope, optimism, self-efficacy, problem solving, locus of control, creativity, wisdom, courage, positive emotion, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, empathy, attachment, forgiveness, humor, gratitude, faith, morality, and quality of life. Vocational and multicultural applications of positive psychological assessment are also discussed, as is the measurement of contextual variables that may facilitate the development or enhancement of human strength. The variety of perspectives offered will be immensely helpful to readers who wish to incorporate balance into their assessments and research through the integration of theoretically grounded positive measures. Table of Contents of: Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and measures.