Predictors of hope among members of mental health self-help agencies
Hope is a key construct for successful community adjustment among those with severe mental illnesses, particularly given the strengths-based recovery model increasingly prevalent in mental health services and in social work. Consumer-run mental health self-help agencies (SHAs) are well suited to fostering hope via their supportive program environments. This study examines factors associated with hope among members of four self-help agencies via a two-stage least squares regression model (N = 310). Findings provide evidence of both individual and program-level associations with hope. These findings mirror social work ethical values of focusing on consumer strengths and self-determination, which are primary goals of SHAs. © 2004, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Social Work in Mental Health
Hodges, J., Hardiman, E., & Segal, S. (2004). Predictors of hope among members of mental health self-help agencies. Social Work in Mental Health. Retrieved from https://ir.una.edu/socwork_facpub/16