General eligibility to complete the Beck Hopelessness Scale includes adults 18 years of age or older who are able to understand and complete the questionnaire.
I look forward to the future with hope and enthusiasm.
I might as well give up because there is nothing I can do about making things better for myself.
When things are going badly, I am helped by knowing that they cannot stay like that forever
I can’t imagine what my life would be like in 10 years.
I have enough time to accomplish the things I want to do.
In the future, I expect to succeed in what concerns me most.
My future seems dark to me.
I happen to be particularly lucky, and I expect to get more of the good things in life than the average person.
I just don’t get the breaks, and there’s no reason to believe I will in the future.
My past experiences have prepared me well for my future.
All I can see ahead of me is unpleasantness rather than pleasantness.
I don’t expect to get what I really want.
When I look ahead to the future, I expect I will be happier than I am now.
Things just won’t work out the way I want them to.
I have great faith in the future.
I never get what I want so it’s foolish to want anything.
It is very unlikely that I will get any real satisfaction in the future.
The future seems vague and uncertain to me.
I can look forward to more good times than bad times.
There’s no use in really trying to get something I want because I probably won’t get it