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1 Lisa M. Edwards, Ph.D. Counseling & Educational Psychology Marquette University

2 Discuss theory and research about hope among culturally diverse individuals Describe findings from current studies about hope and well-being among Latino/a youth and adults Pose areas for future research

3 Conceptual equivalence Strengths may have different definitions Measurement equivalence Strengths may not be measured as accurately by various instruments Linguistic equivalence Strengths measures may not be translated appropriately to ensure the same meanings of terms and descriptions (Mio, Barker-Hackett, & Tumambing, 2006)

4 Snyder et al. (1997) CHS Development and Validation Valle, Huebner, & Suldo (2004) Support for CHS with African American youth Edwards, Ong, & Lopez (2007) Support for CHS with Mexican American youth

5 Chang & Banks (2007) European American, African American, Latino/a and Asian American College Students Correlations of hope with other variables similar across groups Predictors of hope differ across some groups

6 Adelabu (2008) Future time perspective, hope, and ethnic identity among rural and urban African American adolescents FTP, hope, and ethnic identity explain a significant, independent portion of the variability in academic achievement in these youth

7 Incorporating the cultural context Variables such as perceived support from family and friends 2 Studies Mexican American adolescents (mean age = 15) Latino/a College Students

8 VariableB SEB R 2 R 2 df F Friend Support , *** Friend Support Family Support.62 * , *** Friend Support Family Support.52 ***.06 Hope.37 *** , *** *p <.05, ***p <.001 Hierarchical Regression Analysis of Perceived Friend Support, Family Support and Hope as Predictors of Life Satisfaction (N = 287 Latino/a Adolescents)

9 VariableB SEB R 2 R 2 df F Friend Support , Friend Support Family Support.40** , ** Friend Support Family Support.33**.11 Hope.36*** , *** **p <.01, ***p <.001 Hierarchical Regression Analysis of Perceived Friend Support, Family Support and Hope as Predictors of Life Satisfaction (N = 109 Latino/a College Students)

10 Mixed methods approaches to studying hope Hope as a buffer of discrimination or other stressors Relationship of hope to cultural variables (ethnic identity, acculturation, etc.)


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