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Tsiring D.A., Evnina K.Yu. Issues of optimism and pessimism diagnostics in the context of dispositional optimism theory

Full text in Russian: Циринг Д.А., Эвнина К.Ю. Вопросы диагностики оптимизма и пессимизма в контексте теории диспозиционного оптимизма
Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

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The historical and theoretical overview of scientific views on the nature of optimism and pessimism is presented. The ideas of the basic psychological topical approaches are summarized: optimism as an attributional style and optimism as a personal disposition. Psychodiagnostic issues of studying optimism and pessimism are considered. The results of the author's adaptation and modification of “Life orientation test” performed on a sample of subjects (N = 506) of adolescent and young age are presented.

Keywords: optimism, pessimism, attributional style, disposition, life orientation


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Received 13 February. Date of publication: 23 October 2013.

About authors

Tsiring Diana A. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Chelyabinsk State University, ul. Br. Kashyrinykh, 129, 454001 Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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Evnina Kseniya Y. Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Chelyabinsk State University, ul. Br. Kashyrinyh, 129, 454001 Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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Tsiring D.A., Evnina K.Yu. Issues of optimism and pessimism diagnostics in the context of dispositional optimism theory. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 31, p. 6. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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