Systematic Review about Personal Growth Initiative
AbstractThe present study aimed to conduct a systematic review of publications about personal growth initiative. A literature review was conducted in Bireme, Index Psi, LILACS, PePSIC, Pubmed - Publisher’s Medline, Wiley Online Library, PsycINFO, OneFile, SciVerse ScienceDirect, ERIC, Emerald Journals, PsycARTICLES - American Psychological Association, Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ, SAGE Journals, SpringerLink, PLoS, IngentaConnect, IEEE Journals & Magazines and SciELO databases. It was found 53 studies, excluded seven, and analyzed 46 researches. The studies focused on scale psychometric proprieties, relations of personal initiative growth and others constructs. Furthermore the studies investigated the impact of interventions to promote personal growth initiative. It was demonstrated that personal growth initiative was positively related to positive dimensions, such as self-esteem and well-being, and negatively to negative factors, among these anxiety and depression.
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