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Hope, but Not Optimism, Predicts Academic Performance of Law Students Beyond Previous Academic Achievement


Allison Martin


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Kevin Rand


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amanda M. Shea


affiliation not provided to SSRN

December 1, 2011


Abstract:     
This longitudinal study examined the relative associations of initial levels of hope and optimism with subsequent academic performance and life satisfaction among first-year law students (N=86). Path analysis showed that hope, but not optimism, predicted better academic performance, while controlling for Law School Admission Test scores and undergraduate grades. Both hope and optimism uniquely predicted greater life satisfaction at the end of the first semester.

Keywords: hope, optimism, academic performance, life satisfaction, law students

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Date posted: January 18, 2012  

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Martin, Allison and Rand, Kevin and Shea, Amanda M., Hope, but Not Optimism, Predicts Academic Performance of Law Students Beyond Previous Academic Achievement (December 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1987040

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Allison Martin (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

Kevin Rand
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Amanda M. Shea
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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