Hope, hope theory, snyder's hope theory, adult literacy and benefits, adult illiteracy, first language literacy education, adult literacy education, haiti
This cross-sectional study extended Snyder's Hope Theory (1991) by analyzing the difference in trait hope levels, pathway thinking, and agency thinking of pre-literate (no prior access to literacy) and non-literate (access to literacy, but little or no prior literacy education) Haitian adults. The data were derived from archival records of 135 students enrolled in Haitian-Kreyol adult literacy classes in Petit-Goave, Haiti. Mann-Whitney U results indicated that there were no significant differences in trait hope, pathway thinking, or agency thinking between the pre-literate and non-literate Haitian adults. Both groups reported average trait hope, average pathway thinking, and low agency thinking. Potential implications for adult literacy program and curriculum developers, evaluators, and teachers are discussed.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Education; TESOL Track
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education and Human Performance; Education and Human Performance -- Dissertations, Academic
Grissom, Donita, "Hope and Low Level Literacy of Haitians in Petit-Goave: Implications for Hope Theory and Adult Literacy Education" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4551.