STRENGTHS RELATED RESEARCH
Some compelling stories in strengths research include:
- College students who learned their strengths and how to use them showed increased self-confidence, direction, hope, and altruism. (Gallup: Hodges & Clifton, 2002)
- Students learn more from strengths-based teaching strategies. It increases their levels of academic engagement, objective test scores, and quality of a public speech. (Cantwell, 2008)
- College students who are the best of the best at using their strengths — the capitalizers — rely on the sustained social support of family, friends, and mentors. They also build on success experiences that give them the confidence to apply their strengths in new situations. (Bowers, 2008)
- Students whose strengths and talents were identified perceived they had more control of their academic futures than students who did not know their strengths or talents. In addition, students who actively developed their strengths are more likely to set learning goals and have a growth mindset than students whose talents are identified but not developed. (Louis, 2008)
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