Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 May 2021

Abstract and Keywords

Hope is a positive psychology construct that provides an excellent platform to study and enhance the lives of people with disabilities. This chapter will describe hope, specifically focusing on Snyder's take on the hope construct. The benefits of high levels of hope will be examined as will the influence of high levels of hope on an individual's ability to cope with daily challenges and stressors. Psychometrically sound measurement tools for assessing hope in individuals' lives will be described. Finally, the chapter will discuss novel interventions to increase hope in individuals, highlighting interventions that have implications for use with individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: hope theory, Hope Scale, agency, pathway, Snyder

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.