Systematic Review about Personal Growth Initiative

  • Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Bruno Figueiredo Damásio Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Patrícia Renovato Tobo Natura Innovation
  • Helder Hiroki Kamei Natura Innovation
  • Sílvia Helena Koller Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Keywords: Personal growth initiative, assessment, well-being, literature review

Abstract

The 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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Author Biographies

Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Institute of Psychology
Bruno Figueiredo Damásio, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Institute of Psychology
Patrícia Renovato Tobo, Natura Innovation
Advanced Research in Sciences of Wellbeing
Helder Hiroki Kamei, Natura Innovation
Advanced Research in Sciences of Wellbeing
Sílvia Helena Koller, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Institute of Psychology

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Published
28-07-2016
How to Cite
Pinto Pizarro de Freitas, C., Damásio, B. F., Tobo, P. R., Kamei, H. H., & Koller, S. H. (2016). Systematic Review about Personal Growth Initiative. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(3), 770-782. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.3.219101
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Multidisciplinary