Open Access Thesis
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior; Suicidal behavior -- Risk factors -- Testing;
This study is intended to examine further psychometric characteristics of the Reasons for Living Inventory for Adolescents (RFL-A), a self-report measure developed specifically for use with adolescents. Three separate groups were utilized in this study: a psychiatric suicidal group, a psychiatric inpatient non-suicidal group, and a non-clinical control group from a local laboratory school. Specifically, the factor structure, discriminant validity, internal consistency reliability, and convergent validity of the RFLA total and subscales were examined. Overall, results indicated that the five-factor structure that was identified by Osman et al. (1998) was replicated. Further, results showed that the measure demonstrated adequate internal consistency reliability on the total and of the subscales.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Psychology
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©1999 Joe S. Rich
Rich, Joe S., "The Reasons for living inventory for adolescents (RFL-A) : validation in three adolescent populations" (1999). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1174.