Some psychometric characteristics of the Beck's Hopelessness Scale Cover Image

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Some psychometric characteristics of the Beck's Hopelessness Scale

Author(s): Zdenka Novović, Vesna Gavrilov Jerković, Snežana Tovilović, Mikloš Biro
Subject(s): Personality Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: Hopelessness Scale; Depression; Anxiety;

Summary/Abstract: The study tested reliability and construct validity of Serbian translation of Beck´s Hopelessness scale on a sample of patients diagnosed as a depressive, anxious and anxious-depressive disorder. Scale was found to have a high degree of internal consistency (Cronbach alfa = 0.91). Principal component analysis, with Scree-test as the criterion of extraction, provided single factor as the best solution. Hopelessness Scale highly correlated with symptoms of depression, low self-concept and depressive automatic thoughts which the authors interpreted as the confirmation of Beck´s theory. The hypothesis that hopelessness is construct specific to depression and not to anxiety is, also, confirmed.

  • Issue Year: 38/2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-92
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian