Margalit, M. (2012). Lonely children and adolescents: Self perceptions, social exclusion and Hope. New York: Springer.
The study of hope makes is possible to identify the mental and emotional bridge to future perceptions. By formulating goals (and alternative goals if the original goals are not achievable), and defining paths (plans and strategies for achieving the goals), a person has many chances of success in various fields. Through this approach one can contribute to personal empowerment, and mobilize forces for a planned effort to achieve one’s goals.
The Institute for the Study of Hope was established in 2020 at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot, in order to encourage advancement of the research into hope, theory and educational and clinical applications. The institute also strives to create an international community of researchers in the field of hope theory and to advance international research collaborations with similar centers around the world.
In recent years, our researchers from the School of Behavioral Sciences, and in partnership with colleagues in the United States and the rest of the world, have been researching hope in children, adolescents, and adults. Our studies deal with both young people with normative development and young people with common disabilities such as learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The institute’s goal is to advance research in the theory of hope, apply research findings by guiding students, pupils, families and professionals, in how to intervene to empower at-risk populations, and develop international research relationships.
Prof. Malca Margalit
Recipient of the Israel Prize and Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Peres Academic Center
Her research in the fields of hope, resilience, and success of students with learning disabilities deals with emotional, social, and familial characteristics of children and adolescents. Research findings have been published in international scientific journals and reinforce the role of hope as a resilience factor that helps deal with difficulties. Prof. Margalit has held many positions at Tel Aviv University, such as Head of the School of Education, Head of the Department of Educational Sciences and Head of the Special Education Program. Among the public positions she has held: Chair of the Council of Psychologists, Psychologists’ Representative at the Health Council, Chair of the Research and Technology Committee at Keren Shalem Foundation, Member of the Education Committee, Board Member of the International Society on Early Intervention and assessor of projects and research proposals in the European Community.
List of Institute Affiliates:
Institute Affiliates’ Scientific Publications in the Field of Hope
George-Levi, S., & Laslo-Roth, R. (2021). Entitlement, hope, and life satisfaction among mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04832-6.
Laslo-Roth, R., George-Levi, S., & Rosenstreich, E. (2021). Protecting children with ADHD against loneliness: Familial and individual factors predicting perceived child’s loneliness. Personality and Individual Differences, 180, 110971. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110971
Laslo-Roth, R., George-Levi, S., & Margalit, M. (2021). Hope during the COVID-19 outbreak: coping with the psychological impact of quarantine. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2021.1881762
Laslo-Roth, R., George-Levi, S., & Margalit, M. (2021). Social participation and posttraumatic growth: The serial mediation of hope, social support, and reappraisal. Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22490
Laslo-Roth, R., Bareket-Bojmel, L., & Margalit, M. (2021). Loneliness Experience during Distance Learning among College Students with ADHD: The Mediating Role of Perceived Support and Hope. European Journal of Special Needs. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2020.1862339
Mana, A., Saka, N., Dahan, O., Ben-Simon, A., & Margalit, M. (2021). Implicit Theories, Social Support, and Hope as Serial Mediators for Predicting Academic Self-Efficacy Among Higher Education Students. Learning Disability Quarterly. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731948720918821
George-Levi, S., Schmidt-Barad, T., Natan, I., & Margalit, M. (2021). Sense of coherence and burnout among school psychologists: The moderating role of loneliness. Current Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00766-5
Bareket-Bojmel, L., Shahar, G., Abu-Kaf, S., & Margalit, M. (2021). Perceived Social Support, Loneliness, and Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Testing a Mediating Model in the UK, USA, and Israel. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(2), 133-148. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12285
Margalit, M., Abramowitz, M. Z., Jaffe, E., Herbst, R., & Knobler, H. Y. 2020)). Inclusion in community services and PTSD symptoms among adolescents with attention-deficit disorders (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD). European Journal of Special Needs Education, 35(4), 482-496. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2019.1708640
Einav, M., & Margalit, M. (2020). Hope, loneliness and sense of coherence among bereaved parents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (8), No. 2729. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082797
Shilshtein, E., & Margalit, M. (2019): Discrepancies between perceptions of first-grade students at risk for learning disabilities, their parents and teachers, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 34(5), 702-711 https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2019.1603600
Einav, M., & Margalit, M. (2019). Sense of coherence, Hope theory and early intervention: A longitudinal study. JETT: Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers – Early Childhood Monograph. 10(2), 64 – 75.
Feldman, D. B., Einav, M., & Margalit, M. (2018). Does family cohesion predict children’s effort? The mediating roles of sense of coherence, hope, and loneliness. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. 152 (5), 276-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2018.1447434
Einav, M., Sharabi, A., Even-hen Peter, T., & Margalit, M. (2018). Test accommodations and positive affect among adolescents with learning disabilities: The mediating role of attitudes, academic self-efficacy, loneliness and hope. Athens Journal of Education, 5(4), 345-360. https://www.athensjournals.gr/education/2018-5-4-1-Einav.pdf
Levi, U., Rosenstreich, E., & Margalit, M. (2018). Loneliness, mindfulness and hope:
Empowering rehabilitation processes. Examines in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1(4), 1-4, http://crimsonpublishers.com/epmr/pdf/EPMR.000517.pdf
Ben-Naim, S., Laslo-Roth, R., Einav, M., Biran, H., & Margalit, M. (2017) Academic self-efficacy, sense of coherence, hope and tiredness among college students with learning disabilities. European Journal of Special Needs Education. 32(1), 18-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2016.1254973
Sharabi,A., Sade,S., & Margalit, M. (2016). Virtual connections, personal resources, loneliness, and academic self-efficacy among college students with and without LD. European Journal of Special needs Education, 31(3), 376-390. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2016.1141542
Feldman, D. B., Davidson, O. B., Ben-Naim, S., Maza, E., & Margalit, M. (2016). Hope as a Mediator of Loneliness and Academic Self-efficacy Among Students With and Without Learning Disabilities During the Transition to College. Learning Disabilities, Research & Practice, 31(2), 63-74. https://doi.org/10.1111/ldrp.12094
Feldman, D. B., Davidson, O. B., & Margalit, M. (2015). Personal Resources, Hope, and Achievement among College Students: The Conservation of Resources Perspective. Journal of Happiness Studies,16, 543-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9508-5
Rosenstreich, E., Feldman, D., Davidson, O., & Margalit, M. (2015). Hope, optimism and loneliness among first –year college students with learning disabilities: A brief longitudinal study. European Journal of Special needs Education, 30(3), 338-350. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2015.102300
Rosenstreich, E., & Margalit, M. (2015). Loneliness, Mindfulness, and Academic Achievements: A Moderation Effect among First-Year College Students. The Open Psychology Journal, 8 138-145. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874350101508010138
Idan, O., & Margalit, M. (2014). Socioemotional self-perceptions, family climate, and hopeful thinking among students with learning disabilities and typically achieving students from the same classes. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 47, 136-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219412439608
Levi, U., Einav, M., Raskind, I., Ziv, O., & Margalit, M. (2014). Academic expectations and actual achievements: The roles of hope and effort. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 29,367-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10212-013-0203-4
Levi, U., Einav, M., Raskind, I., Ziv, O., & Margalit, M. (2013). Helping students with LD to succeed: the role of teachers’ hope, sense of coherence and specific self-efficacy. European Journal of Special Needs Education. 28(4), 427-439. . https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2013.820457
Davidson, O. B., Feldman, D. B., & Margalit, M. (2012). A focused intervention for first-year college students: Promoting hope, sense of coherence and self-efficacy. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(3), 333-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2011.634862
Einav, M., Levi, U., & Margalit, M. (2012). Mothers’ coping and hope in early intervention. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 27(3), 265-280. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2012.678662
Sharabi A., Levi, U & Margalit, M. (2012). Children’s loneliness, sense of coherence, family climate and hope: Developmental risk and protective factors. The Journal of Psychology, 146, 61-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2011.568987
Idan, I., & Margalit, M. (2011). The salutogenic orientation: children’s sense of coherence and hopeful thinking in education of children and adolescents Teaching Innovations Periodical, 24(4), 5-18. https://doi.org/159.9.072-057.87.371.71
George-Levi, S., Schmidt-Barad, T. &Margalit, M. (In press). Loneliness in childhood. In J. Stern., M. Walejko., C.A. Sink., & W. P. Ho . (Eds.). The Bloomsbury handbook of solitude, silence and loneliness (Chapter 20). Bloomsbury Publishing.
Margalit, M., Schmidt-Barad, T. & Einav. M. (In press). Individual and interpersonal aspects of hope and people with developmental disabilities. In M. I. Wehmeyer & D. S. Dunn., (Eds.) The Positive Psychology of Personal Factors: Implications for Understanding Disability, (Chapter 7), Lexington Press
Al-Yagon, M., & Margalit, M. (2018). Hope and coping in individuals with SLD. S. Lopez, & M. Gallagher (Eds). Oxford Handbook of hope, (pp 243-254), NY, Oxford University Press.
Ben-Naim, S., Einav M., Laslo-Roth, R., & Margalit, M. (2017). Hope in the family: Individual differences in parenting stress, personal resources and coping. In Celinski, M. J. &, Gow, K. M., (Eds). Hope: Individual Differences, Role in Recovery and Impact on Emotional Health (pp 19- 52). Nova Science Publisher, NY.
Einav, M., Rosenstreich, E., Levi, U., & Margalit, M. (2015). Coping with loneliness during childhood and adolescence. In A. Rockach & Shaked A. (Eds.), Addressing Loneliness: coping, prevention and clinical intervention (69-87). NY: Routledge.
Margalit, M. (2014). Hope theory: Theory, research and interventional implications. In Raviv, A., & Boles, R. (Eds.). Educational Counseling today.(pp. 295-322). Sifriat Hapoalim, Tel, Aviv. (Hebrew).
Idan, O., & Margalit, M. (2013). Hope theory in education systems. In G. M. Katsaros. (Ed.), Psychology of hope (pp.139-160). New York: Nova Publishers
Feldman, D. B., Davidson, O. B., & Margalit, M. (2012). Promoting hope, sense of coherence and self-efficacy in college: The salutogenic paradigm. In Mayer, C. H., & Krause, C (Eds). Exploring mental health: Theoretical and empirical discourses on salutogenesis (57-72). Berlin: Pabst Science Publishers.
Laslo-Roth, R., George-Levi, S., & Rosenstreich, R. )Accepted).“Protecting children with ADHD against loneliness: Familial and individual factors predicting perceived child’s loneliness”. Parents-Educational Staff Relationships (Mahot center) 4rd annual conference, 2021, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Einav, M., Elbaz, O., & Margalit, M. (Feruary, 2021). Bereavement in families, hope and loneliness. Presented at the International Hope Conference, Peres Academic Center, Israel.
George-Levi, S., Laslo-Roth, R. & Lerner, D. “A focused hope intervention for college students during the outbreak of the COVID-19”. Hope and Well- Being During Times of Stress, COVID-19, and Beyond, 2021, Rehovot, Israel.
Margalit, M., & Rosenstreich, E. (January, 2021), Loneliness and hope, Presented at the ISRS meeting UK.
Margalit, M., (June, 2019). Hope theory and happiness in early intervention. Presented in the International Society on Early Intervention Conference (ISEI 2019), Sydney, Australia.
Margalit, M., (May, 2018). Symposium: Advances, controversies, and future directions in the study of hope. And a lecture: Specific learning disorders (SLD) and academic achievements: The contribution of implicit testing accommodations’ theories and hope. Presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Margalit, M. (October, 2017). Hope theory in early intervention. Presented at the International conference in early intervention, Rehovot .
Margalit, M., (July, 2017). Effort investment and family climate: the mediating role of hope and loneliness. Presented at the 75th Annual ICP Convention, New York.
Margalit, M. (March, 2017). Hope Theory in Education. Presented at the Education and Economics Conference, Jerusalem.
Margalit, M. (September, 2016). Family climate and children’s positive and negative affect: the mediating roles of hope and loneliness during childhood. Presented at the 22nd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress and the 36th Annual Conference for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (IACAPAP 2016), Calgary Alberta, Canada.
Margalit, M (June, 2016). Looking forward and back at early intervention and hope: Parental coping and resilience. International Society on Early Intervention Conference: Children’s rights and early intervention, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Margalit, M. (July, 2015). New trends in resilience research, hope and learning disabilities: Challenges and dilemmas. Presented in the annual meeting of the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities, Vancouver, Canada.
Margalit, M. (March, 2015). Loneliness, Hope & Resilience Among Students with LD: Theory, Research and Implications. Presented at the 30th Annual Learning Differences Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, USA.
Margalit, M., Davidson, O., & Rosenstreich, E. (July, 2014). Conservation of Resources (COR) During the Beginning of the First Year in College for Students with LD: Optimism, hope, Academic Self-Efficacy (SE) and loneliness. Presented in the annual meeting of the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Margalit, M. (March, 2013). Hope, Sense of Coherence and Loneliness Among Children and Adolescents: The Salutogenic Perspectives. Presented at 3th Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Osaka, Japan.
Margalit, M. (October, 2012). Coping and Hope in early intervention. Presented at the conference “From Birth to three years of age, Budapest, Hungry.
Margalit, M., (May, 2012). Coping Resources – The Next Stage. Presented at the IARLD annual meeting in Padua, Italy.