Life change events, hope, and self-care agency in inner-city adolescents

Janie Canty-Mitchell

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Abstract

Problem: Little is known about the relationships among life change events, hope, and self-care agency in inner-city adolescents Methods: Adolescents (N = 202) attending two inner-city high schools in Miami (M = 15.9 years; 85% African-Americans; 55% females). Measures used included the Adolescent Life Change Events Questionnaire, Miller Hope Scale, and Denyes Self-care Agency Instrument, Findings: A significant positive correlation was found between hope and self-care agency. No correlations were found between life change events and hope or life change evenfs and selfcare agency. Hope accounted for 20.8% of the variability in self-care agency. Conclusions: Hope is a significant factor in self-care agency and may be a coping strategy for inner-city adolescents who experience multiple life change events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-31
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Hope
  • Inner city
  • Life change events
  • Self-care agency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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