About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Meta-cognition, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Agency; Pathway
Description A measure of dispositional hope which is comprised of agency i.e. the ability take to initiate and sustain action towards desired goals and pathways i.e. the capability to take pathways to these goals.
Example I think I am doing pretty well
Link https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/article/22/3/399/917485/The-Development-and-Validation-of-the-Children-s

Implementation details

No. of items 6
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 5
Age 8-19
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.86
Test retest 1 week, r= .73; 1 month, r= .71
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor solutio
CFA 2-factor correlated model
Chi-square(6)= 33.19
GFI= .98
TLI= .93
RMSEA= .09
Criterion validity Student Life Satisfaction Scale, r= .55; Conners-Wells Adolescent Self-Report Scales (CASS), r= .53; Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (JEPQ-A) extraversion subscale, r= .16; Youth Self Report externalising subscale, r= -.32 and internalising subscale, r= -.32; JEPQ-A neuroticism subscale, r= -.28; Life Events Checklist, r= -.11
Construct validity Self-Perception Profile for Children's Competence scholastic subscale, r= [.35,.59], social acceptance subscale, r= [.23,.43], athletics subscale, r=.[26,.35], physical appearance subscale, r= [.00,.46] and behavioural conduct subscale r= [.27,.41]; Children's Attributional Style total positive, r= [.32,.52] total negative, r= [-.20,-19]; Hopelessness, r= [-.24,-.18]; Intelligence, r= .03
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Iowa Test of Basic Skills, r= .50; Incremental validity over Self-Perception Profile for Children incremental increase in r²= .22
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Snyder, C. R., Hoza, B., Pelham, W. E., Rapoff, M., Ware, L., Danovsky, M., ... & Stahl, K. J. (1997). The development and validation of the Children’s Hope Scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 22(3), 399-421. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/22.3.399
Valle, M. F., Huebner, E. S., & Suldo, S. M. (2004). Further evaluation of the Children's Hope Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 22(4), 320-337. doi:10.1177/073428290402200403