Title

Psychological Correlates of Optimism in College Students

Abstract

This study assessed optimism held by 300 college students at a midwestern university using Scheier and Carver's Life Orientation Test. Optimism ratings were compared to measures of psychological functioning. Analysis showed that optimism was significantly associated with all of the adjustment measures (social, academic, personal, and goal commitment) assessed with Baker and Siryk's Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire, higher self-esteem measured with Rosenberg's Self-esteem scale, and with lower ratings of loneliness as assessed with the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale.

Department(s)

Psychological Science

Comments

Frances M. Montgomery published as F. M. Haemmerlie

Keywords and Phrases

Affect; Article; Attitude; Human; Loneliness; Psychological Aspect; Questionnaire; Self Concept; Student; University; Affect; Attitude; Humans; Loneliness; Questionnaires; Self Concept; Students; Universities

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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