Optimistic about the future. Believes in positive outcomes.
High scorers believe have a positive outlook on the future. Hope does not imply blind optimism: hopeful people do not just expect good things to come; they believe that they have the agency to create positive outcomes and have a tendency to focus on future good instead of future bad.
Hope is related to an Internal Locus of Control. Hopeful people believe have a high sense of self-agency: they believe life can be explained by their decisions and actions and that they have the power to create a better future for themselves.