Hunter Opinions and Personal Expectations Scale (HOPES)

HOPES-20
1.    “I generally look forward to new activities and phases in my life”.
2.    “I am the sort of person who believes that life is full of meaning”.
3.    “I am the sort of person who believes that life is NOT pointless”.
4.    “I often feel that my future is NOT in my own hands”.
5.    “I generally believe that the most important people in my life do NOT care about my future”.
6.    “I believe that I can handle most of the difficulties that I might have to face”.
7.    “I generally believe that my life will be valuable and productive”.
8.    “I generally have little energy to do the things I want to do”.
9.    “I really believe that the children of today CANNOT expect much from their futures”.
10.“I generally believe that my future will be very active”.
11.“The people around me see me as the sort of person who will have a valuable and productive life”.
12.“I often fear that the rest of my life will NOT be worthwhile”.
13.“Even when things go right‚ I often fear that my future is NOT under my control”.
14.“I often feel that I will be less and less comfortable with my body as time goes on”.
15.“I generally look forward to sharing my life with others”.
16.“I often fear that I will understand less and less about myself as time goes on”.
17.“I generally am NOT enthusiastic about my future”.
18.“I am the sort of person who makes definite plans for my future”.
19.“I generally believe that I will get what I want out of life”.
20.“I often fear that I will NOT have the personal support that I need in the future”.
(HOPES-12)
1.    “I generally look forward to new activities and phases in my life”.
2.    “I am the sort of person who believes that life is full of meaning.”
3.    “I generally believe that my life will be valuable and productive”
4.    “I really believe that the children of today CANNOT expect much from their futures”
5.    “I generally believe that my future will be very active”
6.    “I often fear that the rest of my life will NOT be worthwhile”
7.    “Even when things go right‚ I often fear that my future is NOT under my control”
8.    “I often feel that I will be less and less comfortable with my body as time goes on”
9.    “I generally look forward to sharing my life with others”
10.“I generally am NOT enthusiastic about my future”
11.“I generally believe that I will get what I want out of life”
12.“I often fear that I will NOT have the personal support that I need in the future”.
 
hope subscale (HS) and despair subscale (DS)
 
4= Extremely Well‚ 3= Very Well‚ 2= Moderately Well‚ 1= NOT Very Well‚ 0= NOT At All
HS = Subtotl/10‚ DS = Subtotl/10‚ GPH = (HS + 4 – DS)/2
 
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Google Scholar
 

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: A Journal of Research in Psychiatry and the Allied Sciences‚ 26(3)‚ 531–545.

Lewin‚ T.J.‚ Nunn‚ K.P.‚ Carr‚ V.J.‚ Kelly‚ B.J.‚ et al. (2008). Hopes revisited – introducing a 12-item scale for measuring personal hopefulness (HOPES-12). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry‚ 42(Suppl. 3)‚ 94.

Nunn‚ K. P.‚ Lewin‚ T. J.‚ (1996). Hunter Opinions and Personal Expectations Scales). In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 203-206. (2013). Google Scholar

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