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of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

Hope Score for Adults (EN)


Read each item carefully. For each sentence, please think about how you are in most situations. Using the scale shown below, please select the number that best describes YOU and put that number in the blank provided. There are no right or wrong answers.

Your Hope Score

Your Total Hope Score is: xt

8-16 = No or Low Hope
17-39 = Slightly Hopeful
40-55 = Moderately Hopeful
56 and higher= High Hope

Your Willpower Score is: xa

Your willpower is about your mental energy to reach your goal. If you are low in willpower (agency), you need to focus on how to surround yourself with people that can encourage and support you.

Your Waypower Score is: xp

Your waypower is the capacity to find pathways to your goals. If you are low in waypower (pathways), you need to connect with people to help you think strategically about ways to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Your Answers:


High Hope

Goals are clear. You have identified pathways to achieve your goals and have had success in finding solutions to barriers. Your willpower is high which can help you during experiences of adversity.

Moderate Hope

Steps to achieve your goal is taking place. May need some help enhancing pathways or finding ongoing encouragement. Your goal is emerging in possibility. Perhaps you might benefit with re-examining the specific steps you still need to accomplish or take some time to re-energize.

Slight Hope

You may be experiencing frustration and despair when thinking about your goals. You might benefit from spending time defining your goals (goal setting worksheet). You may also need help thinking about steps (hope worksheet) to achieve the goals you desire. Get a clear picture of the goal you want to achieve and spend time identifying the specific steps needed. This would be a good time to connect with a friend, personal coach, or therapist as a support in your goals.

Low Hope

Goal is possibly desired but blocked. You may be somewhat apathetic with limited interest or energy given a history of failed attempts or negative experiences. This would be a good time to reach out to a close friend, personal coach, or therapist the help provide direction and insight.