Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

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Working Paper

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In partnership with GateWay Community College (GWCC), the following service-learning project outlines an application plan to implement validated measures of positive psychology constructs through GWCC’s Strategies for College Success (CPD150) course. Supported by a situation analysis and literature review, constructs of Hope, Grit and Career Decision Self-Efficacy were identified as key constructs to be measured in alignment with the course curriculum and research demonstrating a positive correlation to student achievement and well-being outcomes. The application plan describes the identified measures for each construct, resources to support implementation within CPD150, and recommendations for additional measures and limitations.


Hope, Grit, Career Decision Self Efficacy, measurement, positive psychology, well-being, community college, service learning



Date Posted: 08 May 2020