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Hope and Low Level Literacy of Haitians in Petit-Go(&)#226;ve: Implications for Hope Theory and Adult Literacy Education

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2014
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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-Krey(&)#242;l adult literacy classes in Petit-Go(&)#226;ve, 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.
Title: Hope and Low Level Literacy of Haitians in Petit-Go(&)#226;ve: Implications for Hope Theory and Adult Literacy Education.
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Name(s): Grissom, Donita, Author
Nutta, Joyce, Committee Chair
Crevecoeur, Edwidge, Committee CoChair
Clark, M. H., Committee Member
Ana M. Leon, Ana, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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-Krey(&)#242;l adult literacy classes in Petit-Go(&)#226;ve, 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.
Identifier: CFE0005341 (IID), ucf:50480 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
Ph.D.
Education and Human Performance, Dean's Office EDUC
Doctoral
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Subject(s): hope -- Hope Theory -- Snyder's Hope Theory -- adult literacy and benefits -- adult illiteracy -- first language literacy education -- adult literacy education -- Haiti
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005341
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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