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Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)

Evaluate the magnitude of hopelessness in psychiatrically diagnosed patients, and assess hopelessness in the normal population

By Aaron T Beck

C M What is a user level?

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Age range
17 years and older
Administration time
10 minutes
Administration type
Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring

The BHS is a questionnaire designed to measure an individual's expectations for their long range and short range future.

It consists of 20 statements requiring a true or false response. Each response is scored for indications of pessimism or denial of optimism.

The three major aspects measured are concerned with:

  • feelings about the future

  • loss of motivation

  • expectations 

This product is also available to level M users.


Items & Pricing
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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Administration Options:
OSA - On-screen Administration
ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
ME - Manual Entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.


ISBN Title User Level Price
9781925038385 BHS Q-global Interpretive Report
Includes the administration (OSA, ROSA), scoring and reporting
C M $4.00 Login to purchase

Q-global Scoring

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488694288 BHS Q-global Unlimited-Use Scoring 1 Year Subscription (per user) for generating reports administered using paper forms C M $45.00 Login to purchase

Q-global Digital Manuals

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780150180029 BHS Manual (Digital) C M $150.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780158133607 BHS Hand Scoring Complete Kit includes:
BHS Manual,
25 Record Forms
C M $258.00 Login to purchase
9780158133614 BHS Manual C M $146.00 Login to purchase
9780158133621 BHS Record Forms
(Pack of 25)
C M $118.00 Login to purchase

Q Local

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780158018591 BHS Q Local Answer Sheets
(Pack of 25)
C M $134.00 Login to purchase

To activate reports please call the Pearson Clinical Assessment Client Services Team on 1800 882 385 (AUS) or 0800 942 722 (NZ)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781922021618 BHS Q Local Interpretive Report 51692
(per administration)
C M $4.00
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Did you know that Pearson offer a Scoring Service? For more information and a copy of our Scoring Service document please email Pearson Clinical Assessment Client Services Team on info@pearsonclinical.com.au

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessments online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

Remote On-Screen Administration (ROSA)
These assessments can be emailed to clients, teachers, or parents, so that the assessment can be completed at their own location. These assessments are not proctored (supervised).