Hope, Material Resources, and Subjective Well-Being of 8- to 12-Year-Old Children in Israel

Avital Kaye-Tzadok*, Asher Ben-Arieh, Hanita Kosher

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Abstract

Few studies have examined the links among hope, material resources, and subjective well-being (SWB) of children from their own perspectives. The article examines lack of material resources as a risk factor, hope as a human strength, and a possible moderator regarding children's SWB. The study employed a nationally representative sample of 2,977 Jewish and Arab Israeli children (ages 8–12). As predicted, there was a significant positive relation between hope and SWB, and a negative relation between lack of material resources and SWB. Hope was found to moderate the relation between lack of material resources and SWB. Furthermore, for 10- and 12-year olds, differences were found regarding the strength of the relations of the variables, suggesting a possible developmental trend.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)344-358
Number of pages15
JournalChild Development
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019

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