Hope for a Good Life

Results of the Hope-Barometer International Research Program

  • Andreas M. Krafft
  • Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello
  • Andreas M. Walker

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical Foundations and General Empirical Findings

  3. Levels, Relationships and Variations of Hope

  4. Comparisons of Elements and Levels of Hope Across Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Valle Flores-Lucas, Raquel Martínez-Sinovas, Rajneesh Choubisa
      Pages 199-215

About this book


This volume addresses the convincing belief that hope is an existential need and resource for living a good life, not only when all is going well, but especially in difficult times. The findings reported in this volume result from the annual survey of the Hope-Barometer Research Program collected during 7 years and conducted in several countries. Structured in three parts, the first one provides the reader with a general introduction into the topic of hope, the theoretical and methodological foundations and major general results of the Hope-Barometer. Part two presents specific topics related to the levels and variations of hope across different population groups, and the relationship of hope with several measures of well-being. Further part three focuses on comparisons of elements and levels of hope across cultures discussing methods and techniques to improve hope and thus increase overall well-being.


Hope Barometer Hope and Positive Attributes Hope and Well-being Passion, Hope and Optimal Functioning Hope, Strengths and Resilience Hope, Believes, Faith and Spirituality The Role of Social Environment Mindfulness and Meditation Hope Interventions with Children and Youth Hope Web-based Interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas M. Krafft
    • 1
  • Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello
    • 2
  • Andreas M. Walker
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Systemic Management and Public GovernanceUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Swissfuture BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78469-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78470-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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