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Construct validity of the Herth Hope Index: A systematic review

Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Kaye Herth, Navaz Naghavi, H Amid Sharif Nia, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Kelly-Ann Allen

International Journal of Health Sciences | QASSIM UNIV, COLL MEDICINE | Published : 2020


Objective: The psychological construct of hope is an important determinant for mental health and well-being. The availability of valid and reliable instruments to measure hope is, therefore, critical. Despite a large number of psychometric studies on the Herth Hope Index (HHI), its construct validity has not yet been determined. Therefore, this paper aimed to conduct a systematic review of the psychometric properties of the HHI. Methods: Databases such as PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Magiran, SID, IranDoc, and IranMedex were evaluated systematically using the terms "HHI," "psychometric," "validity," "reliability," and related terms (with the use of OR and AND operators) and no res..

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