About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Hope; Despair; Global personal hopefulness
Description A measure of hope and despair for adolescents and adults.
Example I generally look forward to new activities and phases in my life
Link https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/73B853ECFFC6C2CA55FE8EE4077A5CD0/S0033291700035613a.pdf/construction_and_characteristics_of_an_instrument_to_measure_personal_hopefulness.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .80-.90
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 2-factor oblique
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Significant difference in mean hope scores for drug users and non users (49.39 vs. 60.77)
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Nunn, K. P., Lewin, T. J., Walton, J. M., & Carr, V. J. (1996). The construction and characteristics of an instrument to measure personal hopefulness. Psychological Medicine, 26(3), 531-545. doi:10.1017/s0033291700035613