Concept Analysis: Optimism

Faour Anwar Al-Share

Virginia College

April 23, 2012

This paper follows the Walker & Avant approach to concept analysis of the concept of optimism For the purposes of the paper, optimism was defined as believe that people and events are inherently good, so that most situations work out in the end for the best. The distinction between the views of optimism versus 'hope' are addressed in the literature review. Defining attributes, antecedents and consequences of optimism are explored, demonstration cases, and assumptions are presented. A theorem and testable hypothesis are proposed. The final outline in this analysis, recommend a need for its reconceptualization in nursing profession.

Keywords: Optimism, Hope, Concept Analysis

JEL Classification: I12

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Date posted: April 23, 2012  

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Al-Share, Faour Anwar, Concept Analysis: Optimism (April 23, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2045066

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Faour Anwar Al-Share (Contact Author)
Virginia College ( email )
Spartanburg, SC 29301
United States
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