Basic Hope as a World-View: an outline of a concept

Jerzy Trzebiński , Mariusz Zięba

Abstract

After Eriksons (1963, 1964) conceptualization, a new theory of basic hope is proposed. Basic hope is considered a fundamental constituent of an individuals world view, mostly unconscious and learned very early. It consists of the belief in two characteristics of the world: its higher order and sense and its general positivity towards a human being. Basic Hope Inventory (BHI) was developed to measure the strength of basic hope. The first data indicates that basic hope correlates positively with adaptive reactions to personal loss and with constructive long-term consequences of it and that these correlations are autonomous from optimism and hope for success (Snyder, 1994). Basic hope seems to predict positive effects in psychotherapy, it correlates positively with well-being and negatively with anxiety, depression and psychosomatic symptoms.
 Author Journal series Polish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt) Issue year 2004 Vol 35 No 3 Pages 173-182 Publication size in sheets 0.5 ASJC Classification 3200 General Psychology Language en angielski Score (nominal) 0 Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2009 = 0.107 Citation count* 59 (2021-01-11) Additional fields Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=7459 Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=7459
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