The Hope-Action Group is a team of international researchers who promote the importance of hope in people's career development and provide tools and interventions for career professionals and individuals. Hope-Action Group was founded by Drs. Spencer Niles, Norman Amundson, and Hyung Joon Yoon in 2010 and has been collaborating with researchers and practitioners across the globe.
Research shows that strengthening hope-action competencies is useful in planning and managing your career and life effectively. Hope-Action Theory consists of the following seven competencies:
- Hopefulness: The degree of hope you have about your future.
- Self-reflection: Examining your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and circumstances.
- Self-clarity: Having a clear understanding about yourself in terms of interests, values, skills, motivation, goals, etc.
- Visioning: Brainstorming future possibilities for your career and identifying desired future outcomes.
- Goal Setting and Planning: The process of specifying what you want to achieve and identifying specific steps to reach your goals.
- Implementing: Taking action to achieve your goals.
- Adapting: Using new information about yourself and your environment to inform your goals and plans.
We have worked with researchers and practitioners from different countries, including but not limited to Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China, the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact one of the founders.
Hope-Action Theory Developers
Publications on Hope-Acton Theory (Click to view the list of over 15 publications)
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