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.
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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.