Resilience, Hope and Futurity among Graduate Students

Zeenat Naz (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The present research examined the relationship among resilience, hope and futurity among graduate students. It was  hypothesized  that  there would be a relationship among resilience, hope and futurity among graduate students. A purposive sample of 270 graduate students (women = 170, men = 100) was taken 7 from private and government universities of Lahore for this study. The purpose of the research was to find out the relationship among resilience, hope and futurity among university graduates. Cross-sectional research design was used to conduct the present study. The assessment measures used were Adult Hope Scale (Snyder, 2002), State Resilience Scale (Hiew, 1999) and Future Expectation Scale (McWhirter & McWhirter, 2000). The results of Pearson product moment correlation revealed resilience was positively correlated with hope and futurity. In this study linear regression showed that resilience and hope were significantly positive predictors of future expectation. Results showed that there were no significant difference between girls and boys as they have ability of resilience, hope and futurity. The results have been discussed in the light of existing literature. Findings of this current study were helpful for the psychologists and professions to focus on the intervention plans for non-resilient, hopeless and the students who have negative futurity and to develop and implement programs for such students to gain good results.

Keywords: Resilience, hope, futurity, graduate students.

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