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Title: Hope, aspirations, and resilience in children and adolescents: a review of research on measurement and related antecedents
Authors: Leung, H 
Wu, FKY 
Shek, DTL 
Issue Date: 2016
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2016, v. 16, no. 4, p. 351-358
Abstract: Hope, aspirations, and resilience are important developmental assets for children and adolescents. Based on the existing Western and Chinese literature, this review aims to identify instruments used to assess hope, aspirations, resilience, and conceptually related constructs as well as antecedents of the constructs in adolescents. A systematic literature search in the major databases was conducted. A total of 223 articles, with 144 being retrieved from international databases and 79 from China‚Äôs database, met the criteria and were included in the present review. Findings revealed that the majority of the existing scales were developed predominantly in the West and there were few validated Chinese hope and aspirations scales. Indigenous measures were also not identified in the literature. In terms of antecedent studies, predictors at different levels including the personal, family, school, and community were found. Implications on the development of hope-based interventions and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Keywords: Adolescents
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-7003
Rights: Posted with permission of the publisher.
The following publication Leung, H., Wu, F. K., & Shek, D. T. (2017). Hope, aspirations, and resilience in children and adolescents: a review of research on measurement and related antecedents. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16(4), 351-358 is available at
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