The brief reasons for living inventory for adolescents (BRFL-A)
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
This study modified and evaluated the psychometric properties of the Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL) in samples of adolescents. Internal consistency reliability, corrected item-total scale correlation, and exploratory factor analysis procedures were used with a mixed sample of 260 adolescents to identify 14 items for the brief version of the RFL (BRFL-A). Confirmatory factor analyses provided support for the five-factor oblique structure of the BRFL-A in a psychiatric inpatient sample with a range of suicidal behaviors. Reliabilities of the BRFL-A subscales were satisfactory. Four of the five subscales differentiated between suicidal and nonsuicidal adolescents. Significant correlations were found between three BRFL-A subscales and several suicide indices. Convergent-discriminant validity was examined by correlating the BRFL-A subscales with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescents (MMPI-A) Content Scales. Limitations of the study are discussed.
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Osman, Augustine; Kopper, Beverly A.; Barrios, Francisco X.; Osman, Joylene R.; Besett, Tricia; and Linehan, Marsha M., "The brief reasons for living inventory for adolescents (BRFL-A)" (1996). Faculty Publications. 4192.