What is it about?

The Children's Version of the Herth Hope Index (HHI-C) was designed to provide a simple, 9 item index to assist teachers, youth workers, health care providers, researchers, and others in the assessment of the multidimensional aspects of hope in a child and evaluate the effectiveness of hope-enhancing strategies.

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Why is it important?

The HHI-C is timely given need to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and to move forward on development of strategies to positively impact a child's hope level.


The development of the HHI-C followed numerous requests by researchers and clinicians for a children's version of my Herth Hope Index and Herth Hope Scale, both of which measure hope in adults and have been translated into 38 languages and used throughout the world.

Minnesota State University Mankato

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This page is a summary of: Development and Psychometric Testing of a Children's Version of the Herth Hope Index, Journal of Nursing Measurement, September 2021, Springer Publishing Company, DOI: 10.1891/jnm-d-21-00006.
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