Faculty Publications

Title

Factor structure and reliability of the Reasons for Living Inventory.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychological reports

Volume

70

Issue

1

First Page

107

Last Page

112

Abstract

This study examined the factor structure and internal consistency reliability of the Reasons for Living Inventory for 275 college students. Principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation extracted five factors, based on the scree test. The derived factors were identical with the inventory's subscales, except for the Fear of Suicide subscale and Social Disapproval subscale items loading on the same factor. Significant gender differences were obtained on the Responsibility to Family, the Fear of Suicide, and the Moral Objections subscales. The pattern of subscale correlations was similar for the subsamples. The coefficients alpha for the subscales ranged from moderate to high.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

DOI of published version

10.2466/pr0.1992.70.1.107

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