Volume 16, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2018)                   CPAP 2018, 16(1): 213-222 | Back to browse issues page

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Aliakbari Dehkordi M, Mohtashami T. The Study of Psychometric Characteristics of Children Hopelessness Scale. CPAP. 2018; 16 (1) :213-222
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1026-en.html
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Objective: Prediction about the advance of programs for achieving to goal is revealed in hope and failure sense is revealed in hopelessness. Therefore, the aim of this research has been study of psychometric characteristics of children hopelessness scale (Kazdin, Rodgers & Colbus, 1986) in Iranian children.

Method: Research statistical sample was composed of 482 female and male students of elementary school of Tehran city that were selected by multiphase clustring method from statistical population. Research instrument was children hopelessness scale (Kazdin etal., 1986). To study the scale`s reliability, Cronbach`s alpha coefficient and to study scale`s valilidity, content validity, construct validity, concurrent validity and confirmatory factor analysis were used.

Results: Cronbach`s alpha coefficients showed that this scale has high reliability in both future and happiness factors and results of confirmatory factor analysis showed that model has good fitness in determining factors in the primary form expressed by Kazdin etal (1986).  Conclusion: According to research results, children hopelessness scale is a reliable and valid tool for studying of children hopelessness condition in two factors of look at future and happiness in elementary students of Tehran city.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special

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