Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v.16, no.4, (August 1988). p.445-458 SIEC No: 19890814

The psychometric properties of the Hopelessness Scale for Children (HSC) were evaluated with a sample of 834 normal adolescents & 93 suicide attempters. Support for the validity of the HSC was provided via studies with the attempter group in which correlations with depression & depressive attributional style were found. Results are discussed in terms of the utility of the HSC with adolescents and adolescent attempters & with regard to differences between child & adult samples in hopelessness.