Project Partner: Penn State University, The University of British Columbia
Languages: English


An international research team under the leadership of Dr. Norman Amundson (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Spencer Niles (Penn State University) is undertaking a CERIC-funded exploratory research project on the importance of “HOPE” for the career exploration and decision-making of entry-level college and university students.

This study will use the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI) and in-depth interviewing to create a better understanding of how hope contributes to career outcomes such as vocational identity, school engagement, academic achievement and career aspirations.

It is anticipated that this project will lay a foundation for the development of appropriate hope-based interventions for working with this population.