ERIC Number: EJ848250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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Development of a Chinese Version of the Suicide Intent Scale
Gau, Susan S. F.; Chen, Chin-Hung; Lee, Charles T. C.; Chang, Jung-Chen; Cheng, Andrew T. A.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n3 p332-342 Jun 2009
This study established the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS) in a clinic- and community-based sample of 36 patients and 592 respondents, respectively. Results showed that the Chinese SIS demonstrated good inter-rater and test-retest reliability. Factor analysis generated three factors (Precautions, Planning, and Seriousness) explaining 92.9% of the total variance with high internal consistency. It was moderately correlated with depressive symptoms. Results suggest that the Chinese SIS is a reliable and valid instrument for use in assessing the extent of suicidal intention among subjects with deliberate self-harm in ethnic Chinese populations.
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Suicide, Patients, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Depression (Psychology), Test Validity, Foreign Countries, Test Construction, At Risk Persons, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Self Destructive Behavior
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Identifiers - Location: China