Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Little is known about the influence that hope may have on adolescent outcomes despite financial distress. This study considered financial distress as a risk factor in testing the moderating ability of hope on adolescent prosocial behavior and anxiety (PSB). Adolescents (n = 500) ranging from 11.00 – 16.00 years of age completed in-home questionnaires two years apart. Results indicated a direct effect between PSB and hope. However, analyses revealed no moderated effects, as controlling for prior levels of PSB or anxiety accounted for most of the variance. Although hope may be beneficial to PSB, the stability from prior levels of each outcome washes out any direct effect from hope. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
Payne, Miles E., "Does Hope Moderate the Effects of Financial Distress in Adolescent Resiliency?" (2020). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7753.