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      Adult Hope

 

     Assessment 


Adult State Hope

Scale

 

Our Basic Profile Report provides an overall, present-moment hope score, as well as the following sub-scores:
 

  • Attachment-Activated Hope

  • Coping-Activated Hope

  • Mastery-Activated Hope

  • Spiritually-Activated Hope


Our Intensive Profile Report adds the follow scores:   
 

  • Interpersonal Bonding

  • Trust 

  • Self-Regulation of Distress 

  • Coping Support

  • Percieved Liberation

  • Belief in Goal Progress 

  • Mastery Support

  • Spiritual Presence

  • Spiritual Assurance

  • Spiritual Inspiration

Higher scores are correlated with fewer symptoms of depression, absence of suicidal thoughts and impulses, as well as feelings of reduced anxiety, and loneliness.

Norms are based on data from over 16,000 adults in 121 countries.

 

This assessment tool is currently available in English. Additional translations are possible for an additional fee.

Scale Length: 40 Items

Time Required: 7-10 minutes.

Fee: Negotiated

Potential Applications:

  • Healthcare processes and outcomes (insurance co., hospital, residential facility, clinic)

  • Government and military personal assessment (mental health screening and monitoring)

  • Pharmaceutical product development (e.g., clinical trials and/or compliance)

  • Nonprofit funding initiatives requiring evidence-based methods (data collection)

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      Adult Hope

 

     Assessment 


Adult Transformed State Hope Scale

 

Our Profile Report provides an overall,  transformed hope score, as well as the following sub-scores:

  • Symbolic Immortality

  • Personal Integrity

  • Spiritual Experience

 

*Note: This scale is intended for special circumstances, including cases involving life-threatening or terminal illness, old-age, severe trauma or profound loss.  This scale may be used as a “stand-alone” tool or combined with the State Hope Scale.

Higher scores are correlated with religious and spiritual collaborative coping strategies (shared control by self and higher power), experiences of spiritual transcendence, and more frequent daily spiritual experiences. 

Norms are based on data from over 2,000 adults.  The scale has been completed by individuals in 72 countries. This assessment tool is currently available in English.  Additional translations are possible for an additional fee.

Scale Length: 12 Items

Time Required: 2-3 Minutes.

Fee: Negotiated

Potential Applications:

  • Healthcare settings, in life-threating illnesses

  • Hospice or palliative care settings

  • Frail elder settings (e.g. assisted living; nursing homes)

  • Organizations specializing in trauma or loss  

   

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     Adult Hope

 

     Assessment 


Adult Trait Hope

Scale 

Our Basic Profile  provides an overall  dispositional hope score (hopefulness of the individual), as well as the following sub-scores:

  • Attached Hope

  • Resilient Hope

  • Empowered Hope

  • Spiritual Hope

 

Our Intensive Profile Report adds the following scales:

  • Social Connectedness

  • Basic Trust

  • Self-Regulatory Capacity   

  • Coping Support

  • Percieved Progress on Ultimate Ends

  • Goal Empowerment

       Beliefs

  • Spiritual Connectedness  

  • Spiritual Protection

  • Spiritual Empowerment

 

Higher scores are correlated with a greater sense of basic trust, a reduced sense of personal vulnerability, and higher achievement motivation.  

Norms are based on data from over 2,000 adults from 72 countries. This assessment tool is currently available in English. Additional translations are possible for an additional fee.

Scale Length: 36 Items

Time Required: 7-10 minutes.

Fee: Negotiated

 Potential Applications:

  • Government personnel selection  (e.g., security, diplomacy, and regulatory positions)

  • Recruitment for high-stress occupations (e.g. airline pilots, air-traffic controllers)

  • City, county, or state-level agency personnel selection (e.g., Police and Fire Depts.)

  • Military, leadership, and managerial personnel selection

 

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     Adult Hope

 

     Assessment 


 Adult Hopelessness

 Scale

The Adult Hopelessness Scale is designed to assess nine forms of hopelessness. 

 

This model of hopelessness was derived from Dr. Scioli’s four-part model of hope (attachment, survival, mastery, and spirituality). 

 

Three forms of hopelessness result from core disruptions of attachment, survival, or mastery needs (feelings of alienation, doom, or powerlessness).

 

Six additional forms of hopelessness result from blended disruptions of two major hope-related needs (e.g., feeling oppressed due to breakdowns in mastery and attachment). 

 

This measure yields ten scores:

  • Total Hopelessness

  • Doomed

  • Helpless

  • Captive

  • Alienated

  • Forsaken

  • Uninspired

  • Powerless

  • Oppressed

  • Limited

The contents of this scale were derived using formal test development procedures to assure reliability and validity.  Norms are based on responses from more than 500 individuals.

We offer a 45-item standard version, or a slightly longer 61-item version with an embedded “false hope” subscale.  The false hope scale was designed specifically for the hopelessness scale, to correct scores that may be distorted by an individual faking hopefullness.

   

Scale Length: 45 or 61 Items. Time Required: 12-15 Minutes

Fee: Negotiated

 

Potential Applications:

  • High-School (secondary-level) depression and suicide screening programs

  • College/University depression and suicide screening programs

  • Military or other government-based depression and suicide screening programs

  • Hospital and clinic evaluations, include intakes and discharge evaluations.