Domain Specific Hope Scale (DSHS)

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS (FRIENDSHIPS‚ CASUAL ACQUAINTANCE)
1.    I can think of many ways to make friends.
2.    I actively pursue friendships.
3.    There are lots of ways to meet new people.
4.    I can think of many ways to be included in the groups that are important to me.
5.    I’ve been pretty successful where friendships are concerned.
6.    Even when someone seems unapproachable‚ I know I can find a way to break the ice.
7.    My past social experiences have prepared me to make friends in the future.
8.    When I meet someone I want to be friends with‚ I usually succeed.
ACADEMICS (SCHOOL‚ COURSE WORK)
1.    I can think of lots of ways to make good grades.
2.    I energetically pursue my school work.
3.    There are lots of ways to meet the challenges of any class.
4.    Even if the course is difficult‚ I know I can find a way to succeed.
5.    I’ve been pretty successful in school.
6.    I can think of lots of ways to do well in classes that are important to me.
7.    My past academic experiences have prepared me well for the future.
8.    I get the grades that I want in my classes.
9.    If you read this question‚ place an X on the line.
ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS
1.    I can think of many ways to get to know someone I’m attracted to.
2.    When I am interested in someone romantically‚ I actively pursue him or her.
3.    There are lots of ways to convince someone to go out with me.
4.    I’ve been pretty successful in my romantic relationships.
5.    I can think of many ways to keep someone interested in me when they are important.
6.    My past romantic relationships have prepared me well for future involvements.
7.    Even when someone doesn’t seem interested‚ I know I can fi nd a way to get their attention.
8.    I can usually get a date when I set my mind to it.
FAMILY LIFE
1.    I can think of lots of things I enjoy doing with my family.
2.    I energetically work on maintaining family relationships.
3.    I can think of many ways to include my family in things that are important to me.
4.    If you can read this‚ place an X on the line. (at Simmons & Lehmann‚ 2013)
5.    I have a pretty successful family life.
6.    Even when we disagree‚ I know my family can find a way to solve our problems.
7.    I have the kind of relationships that I want with family members.
8.    There are lots of ways to communicate my feelings to family members.
9.    My experiences with my family have prepared me for a family of my own.
WORK
1.    I can think of many ways to find a job.
2.    I am energetic at work.
3.    There are lots of ways to succeed at a job.
4.    Even if it’s a lousy job‚ I can usually find something good about it.
5.    I have a good work record.
6.    My previous work experiences have helped me prepare for future success.
7.    I can always find a job if I set my mind to it.
8.    I can think of lots of ways to impress my boss if the job is important to me.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES
1.    I can think of many satisfying things that to do in my spare time.
2.    I energetically pursue my leisure time activities.
3.    If my planned leisure time activities fall through‚ I can find something else that I enjoy.
4.    I can think of lots of ways to make time for the activities that are important to me.
5.    Even if others don’t think my activities are important‚ I still enjoy doing them.
6.    My experiences with hobbies and other leisure time activities are important for my future.
7.    I have satisfying activities that I do in my leisure time.
8.    When I try to perform well in leisure time activities‚ I usually succeed.
 
Social Hope‚ Academic Hope‚ Romance Hope‚ Family Hope‚ Work Hope‚ and Leisure Hope 
1= Definitely false‚ 2= Mostly false‚ 3= Somewhat false‚ 4= Slightly false‚ 5= Slightly true‚ 6= Somewhat true‚ 7= Mostly true‚ 8= Definitely True
 
 

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Sympson‚ S. C. (1997) Domain specific hope: An exploratory study. Unpublished manuscript‚ University of Kansas‚ Lawrence.

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