ERIC Number: EJ775198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview: Development, Reliability, and Validity in an Adolescent Sample
Nock, Matthew K.; Holmberg, Elizabeth B.; Photos, Valerie I.; Michel, Bethany D.
Psychological Assessment, v19 n3 p309-317 Sep 2007
The authors developed the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview (SITBI) and evaluated its psychometric properties. The SITBI is a structured interview that assesses the presence, frequency, and characteristics of a wide range of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, including suicidal ideation, suicide plans, suicide gestures, suicide attempts, and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). This initial study, based on the administration of the SITBI to 94 adolescents and young adults, suggested that the SITBI has strong interrater reliability (average ? = 0.99, r = 1.0) and test-retest reliability (average ? = 0.70, intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.44) over a 6-month period. Moreover, concurrent validity was demonstrated via strong correspondence between the SITBI and other measures of suicidal ideation (average ? = 0.54), suicide attempt (? = 0.65), and NSSI (average ? = 0.87). The authors concluded that the SITBI uniformly and comprehensively assesses a wide range of self-injury-related constructs and provides a new instrument that can be administered with relative ease in both research and clinical settings.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Young Adults, Validity, Interrater Reliability, Correlation, Suicide, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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