Faculty Publications

Title

Development and initial validation of the self-harm behavior questionnaire

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Personality Assessment

Volume

77

Issue

3

First Page

475

Last Page

490

Abstract

Evaluation of suicide-related behaviors and thoughts about suicide with a newly developed self-report instrument is described. The Self-Harm Behavior Questionnaire (SHBQ; Gutierrez, 1998) generates detailed clinical information from an easy to administer and score self-report form. A sample of 342 participants were drawn from university undergraduate students enrolled in various psychology courses. Participants were then divided into a severe suicidal ideation group (n = 20) and a nonsuicidal control group (n = 20) to conduct subgroup and criterion-related validity analyses. Preliminary analyses indicate this new questionnaire is both valid and reliable when used with young adults drawn from a nonclinical population. The questionnaire should be of use to both clinicians and researchers due to the flexibility of the data generated.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1207/S15327752JPA7703_08

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