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Hope the beloved country: hope levels in the new South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:36:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:36:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11196
dc.description.abstract The concept of hope seems to have attracted increased attention in popular and academic discourse in South Africa. Despite this increased focus, no empirical studies on national hope levels have been conducted in South Africa to date. This article sought to address this gap by investigating national hope levels using data taken from the 2009 wave of the Human Sciences Research Council???s nationally representative South African Social Attitudes Survey of approximately 3,300 South Africans aged 16 and older. Using a slightly modified version of the widely used Snyder Hope Scale, this study found significant geographic and social differences in citizens???' average hope levels. Differences appear to attest to the continued negative association between hope levels and membership of groups that have historically been relegated to the margins of South African society. Contrary to most current political portrayals, however, there does not appear to be a significant age cohort effect. Self-perceptions of marginalisation also appear to be related to hope. In light of the paucity of South African empirical work in this area, the paper concluded by identifying possible future research needs en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HOPE en
dc.title Hope the beloved country: hope levels in the new South Africa en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 113 en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Social Indicators Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9921 en
dc.PageNumber 583-597 en
dc.outputnumber 8846 en
dc.bibliographictitle Boyce, G. & Harris, G. (2013) Hope the beloved country: hope levels in the new South Africa. <i>Social Indicators Research</i>. 113:583-597. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Boyce, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Harris, G. en

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