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The optimism scale is often use to measure a person's level of optimism. People who have a high score in optimism tends to have a more positive outlook in general life.This can often suggest better health outcomes. Optimists are more likely to use more problem-focused coping strategies than do pessimists. And when that does not work, optimists will employ more adaptive emotion-focused coping strategies such as acceptance, use of humor, and positive reframing of the situation. Try the test and keep track of your optimism level on a weekly basis!
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Scheier, M. F., Carver, C. S., & Bridges, M. W. (1994). Distinguishing optimism from neuroticism (and trait anxiety, self-mastery, and self-esteem): a reevaluation of the Life Orientation Test. Journal of personality and social psychology, 67(6), 1063.