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Adult Assessment and Interventions - 
Mental Health

Beck Hopelessness Scale® (BHS®)
Aaron T Beck and Robert A Steer, 1998

Evaluate the severity of hopelessness

Age Range:
17 to 80 years

Individual - 10 minutes

The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) helps you measure 3 major aspects of hopelessness:

Feelings about the future 
Loss of motivation 
It is designed to measure an individual's attitudes about their long-term future and consists of 20 true/false items with patients either endorsing a pessimistic statement or denying and optimistic statement. The BHS acts as a powerful predictor of suicidal intent.

Reliability Information:
Average reliability coefficient: .92
Test-retest reliability: .69

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes manual and 25 record forms
Additional copies of materials:
Record forms, pack of 25
Scoring template