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How Decisiveness, Self-Efficacy, Curiosity and Independent and Interdependent Self-Construals Are Related to Future Hopefulness among Senior Students

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Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University, Ismet Inonu St, 99628 Famagusta, Turkey
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Department of Psychology, Eastern Mediterranean University, Ismet Inonu St, 99628 Famagusta, Turkey
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Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(12), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9120154
Received: 23 October 2019 / Revised: 5 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 14 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue XVI European Congress of Psychology)
Hope is a future-oriented reasoning that influences psychological assets of individuals. A hopeful standing towards the future can positively influence individual well-being. Different standings in terms of hopefulness may create variations in psychological assets of people. In the current study, we examined the associations of decisiveness, self-efficacy, curiosity and self-construals with hopefulness. A total of 278 senior university students were recruited for the study from Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, North Cyprus. Participants filled six questionnaires; the Beck Hopelessness Scale, the Independent and Interdependent Self-Construal Scale, Multi-Domain Decisiveness Scale, Curiosity and Exploration Inventory II, the Dispositional Hope Scale and the General Self-Efficacy Scale. The data was analyzed by hierarchical multiple regression analysis on SPSS 23 software program. The results indicated that self-efficacy and decisiveness significantly predicted hopefulness, while curiosity did not predict hopefulness and only independent self-construal had the predictive effect on hopefulness. Based on these findings, the emerging adulthood nature of the study sample was discussed, and further recommendations were presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: future expectations; self-efficacy; decision making; curiosity; emerging adulthood; cultural affiliation future expectations; self-efficacy; decision making; curiosity; emerging adulthood; cultural affiliation
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Öztekin, H.R.; Bayraktar, F. How Decisiveness, Self-Efficacy, Curiosity and Independent and Interdependent Self-Construals Are Related to Future Hopefulness among Senior Students. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 154.

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