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ERIC Number: EJ783266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Assessing Protection from Suicidal Risk: Psychometric Properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory
Rutter, Philip A.; Freedenthal, Stacey; Osman, Augustine
Death Studies, v32 n2 p142-153 Feb 2008
This study investigated psychometric properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 (SRI-25) in a diverse sample of 239 college students. Participants completed the SRI-25, Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Confirmatory factor analysis supported the 3 dimensions described by SRI-25 authors (A. Osman et al., 2004): internal protective, emotional stability, and external protective. Correlations with the BHS (r = -0.68) and SIQ (r = -0.67) supported the scale's validity, although the external protective subscale and MSPSS were only moderately correlated (r = 0.47). Overall, the SRI-25's reliability and validity support its use in suicide research. Implications for exploring young adults' resilience in the face of suicidal thoughts via clinical interview or administration of the SRI-25 are discussed as they create an opportunity to potentially infuse hope, tap into strengths, and identify avenues for positive change. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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