Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Herth Hope Index (HHI) within a sample of Iranian older people

Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Saeed Sharif, Fon Ong, Andrew Soundy, Hamid Nia, Mohammad Bagloee, Mahaz Sarabi, Amir Goudarzian, Hadi Morshedi

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Abstract

There is a need to understand better the measurement of hope within a variety of cross-cultural contexts and older population. The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Persian translation of the Herth Hope Index (HHI-Persian). This study used a sample of 500 Iranian older people in Iran. Psychometric properties of the HHI-Persian were evaluated using face, content and construct validity. The construct validity of the instrument was tested using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability assessed is within the acceptable range. Construct validity of the scale showed two factors explaining 49.22 % of the variance. Internal consistency of 12 items were greater than .70. The HHI-Persian is a short, reliable, and valid assessment scale of hope in older people. The paper ends with suggestions for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Early online date20 Dec 2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Dec 2018

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