Year: 1974 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.42, no.6, (1974), p.861-865 SIEC No: 19820397

A scale designed to quantify hopelessness was administered to several diverse samples of patients to assess its psychometric properties. This scale was found to have a high degree of internal consistency & showed a relatively high correlation with the clinical ratings of hopelessness & other self-administered measures of hopelessness. Furthermore, the scale was sensitive to changes in the patient’s state of depression over time. An affective, a motivational & a cognitive factor were extracted.