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The Child/Teen Hope Test

Below you will find a Child Hope Test appropriate for children or teens, ages 7 to 17.

Instructions for Parent, Teachers, or Guardians Helping a Child Take the Test
What follows are several questions for you to fill out (Part One). These background questions are not used in calculating the hope scores but will help us to gather more data on the reliability and validity of the hope test. Once all the questions are completed by your child, hit submit, and a summary of your child's hope scores will appear for you to write down or print out.

Instructions for Teens who Take this Test by Themselves
What follows are several questions for you or your parents to fill out (Part One). Ask them for any information that you don’t already have. Part Two is for you to fill out on your own. Results from children and teens like you will help us to gather more data on the reliability and validity of this hope test. Once you complete all the questions, hit submit, and a summary of your hope scores will appear for you to write down or print out.


Part 1: Background Questions for the Parent or Guardian

(Teens, please complete this for your parents. Ask them for the information if you don't know the answers.)

What is the age of your child (or your age if you are the teen taking this test)?

What is the sex (gender) of your child (or your gender if you are the teen taking this test)?

What is your relationship to the child?

What is the highest level of education the child's mother received?

If other:

What is the highest level of education the child's father received?

If other:

Does your child have a diagnosed psychological (emotional or behavioral disorder)?

If you answered yes, please indicate which disorder or disorders (You may click on more than one disorder)?
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Anxiety
Asperger's
Conduct Disorder
Depression
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Other (please specify below)

If other:



Part 2: Child/Teen Hope Test Questions

Instructions for adults giving the Hope Test to children

[Adult reads the following paragraph to the child]

"I want to show you some sentences. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions. Everyone is different and everyone has their own feelings. These sentences come in bunches of three choices. From each bunch, I would like you to choose the sentence that is most true for you. Let's try one for practice. I am going to read these three sentences to you."

[Adult reads practice question below.]

"Now click on the circle that is next to the sentence that is most true for you."

Adults should instruct the child to do the practice question and make sure the child understands the task before going forward. To review, the adult should read aloud the first sentence, ask the child which sentence is most true for them, and then double-checks with the child after they respond. The child is then encouraged to do the rest of the questions for Part One if they can read well enough. Otherwise, the adult should read each set of questions aloud. The child should be encouraged to ask questions if they do not understand any word or sentence.

Instructions for teens taking the test themselves
There are no right or wrong answers to the questions below. Everyone is different and everyone has their own feelings. In each group of three sentences, please select the sentence that is most true for you. You can skip the practice question.


Practice Question
I always eat popcorn when I watch a movie.
I sometimes eat popcorn when I watch a movie.
I never eat popcorn when I watch a movie.

1.
When I grow up I'm afraid that I might never get job.
When I grow up I know that I will have a good job.
When I grow up I know that I will have a great job.

2.
Nobody ever loves me.
I know someone who sometimes loves me.
I know someone who always loves me.

3.
I never feel safe.
I sometimes feel safe.
I always feel safe.

4.
God is never close to me.
God is sometimes close to me.
God is always close to me.

5.
If I get in trouble, my family will never help me.
If I get in trouble, my family will sometimes help me.
If I get in trouble my family will always help me.

6.
My family never helps me to get what I want.
My family sometimes helps me get what I want.
My family always helps me get what I want.

7.
What my family says is never true.
What my family says is sometimes true.
What my family says is always true.

8.
When I feel scared, I never pray to God.
When I feel scared, I sometimes feel better if I pray to God.
When I feel scared, I always feel better if I pray to God.

9.
I never get what I want.
I sometimes get what I want.
I always get what I want.

10.
My friends never care about me.
My friends sometimes care about me.
My friends always care about me.

11.
If I get in trouble, I can never make things better.
If I get in trouble, I can sometimes make thing better.
If I get in trouble, I can always make things better.

12.
I never pray to God to help me get what I want.
I sometimes pray to God to help me get what I want.
I always pray to God to help me get what I want.

13.
My friends never keep my secrets.
My friends sometimes keep my secrets.
My friends always keep my secrets.

14.
My family never makes me feel safe.
My family sometimes makes me feel safe.
My family always makes me feel safe.

15.
If something is too hard, my friends will never help me.
If something is too hard, my friends sometimes help me.
If something is too hard, my friends will always help me.

16.
God is far away and never comes to visit people.
God visits people once in a while.
God visits people all the time.

17.
I am always too scared.
I am sometimes too scared.
I am never too scared.

18.
God can never help me to do things better, even if I pray.
I can sometimes do things better if I pray to God.
God can always help me to do things better if I pray.

19.
If I get lost, I may never find my way home.
If I get lost, I can sometimes find my way home.
If I get lost, I can always find a way to get home.

20.
Praying to God will never help me to feel safe.
Praying to God sometimes helps me to feel safe.
Praying to God always helps me to feel safe.

21.
Even if I work hard, there are some things I can never do.
If I work hard I can do almost anything.
If I work hard, I can do anything.

22.
I have no friends.
I have some friends.
I have many friends.

23.
When I start to cry, I can never stop myself.
When I start to cry, I can sometimes stop myself.
When I start to cry, I can always stop myself.

24.
Even If I pray hard, God will never listen to me.
If I pray hard, God will sometimes listen to me.
If I pray hard, God will always listen to me.

25.
I can never count on adults to protect me.
I can sometimes count on adults to protect me.
I can always count on adults to protect me.

26.
I can never find someone to help me finish my work.
I can sometimes find someone to help me finish my work.
I can always find someone to help me finish my work.

27.
Adults are never honest.
Adults are sometimes honest.
Adults are always honest.

28.
God never helps me feel better when I am sad.
God sometimes helps me feel better when I am sad.
God always helps me to feel better when I am sad.

29.
I am never as smart as most of my friends.
I am sometimes as smart as most of my friends.
I am always as smart as my most of friends.

30.
My family never loves me.
My family sometimes loves me.
My family always loves me.

31.
If a game is really hard, I may never find a way to win.
If a game is really hard, I can sometimes find a way to win.
If a game is really hard, I can always find a way to win.

32.
I can do my best in school without God's help.
God sometimes helps me to do my best in school.
God always helps me to do my best in school.

33.
I trust nobody.
I trust some people.
I trust most people.

34.
If I got hurt, I would have nobody to help me.
If I got hurt, I would have some friends that would help me.
If I got hurt, I would have many friends that would help me.

35.
I can never find someone to help me with my schoolwork.
I can sometimes find someone to help me with my schoolwork.
I can always find anyone to help me with my schoolwork.

36.
I can never be close to God, no matter where I go.
I can sometimes be close to God at special places like a church or temple.
I can always be close to God at special places like a church or temple.

37.
When I'm sad, I can never make myself happy.
When I'm sad, I can sometimes make myself happy.
When I'm sad, I can always make myself happy.

38.
Even if I pray, God can never help me to get stronger.
If I pray, God can sometimes help me to get stronger.
If I pray, God can always help me to get stronger.

39.
If I do bad in school, I can never find a way to make it better.
If I do bad in school, I can sometimes find a way to make it better.
If I do bad in school, I can always find a way to make it better.

40.
If I get really sick, God can never help me.
If I get really sick, God can sometimes help me.
If I get really sick, God can always help me.
























































































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