Test-retest Reliability of the Hopelessness Scale and its Items in a University Population
Holden R R~~Fekken G C
In a study that used 149 university undergraduates & a 3-week test-retest interval, the stability of the Hopelessness Scale was examined. Scale scores & item responses demonstrated high test-retest reliabilities. Additional analyses indicated significant sex differences on the Hopelessness Scale. It was concluded that the Hopelessness Scale’s stability fulfills a prerequisite for it to be a predictor of long-term suicidal risk. 14 refs.