Family Functioning in Relation to the Level of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescent Outpatient

The primary goal of this study was to examine which aspects of family functioning affect adolescent suicidal ideation. The study sample comprised 89 consecutive outpatient admissions between the ages of 12 and 18. Findings indicated the significant impact of family dysfunction on adolescent suicidality in the areas of problem-solving, communication, emotional responsiveness, & parental affection.[…]

Assessment of Suicidal Ideation in Inner-City Children and Young Adolescents: Reliability and Validity of the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-JR

This study examined the reliability & validity of the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-Junior (SIQ-JR) as an instrument for identifying & assessing current suicidal ideation in a sample of 91 children & adolescents in an inner-city parochial school. Results support the use of the questionnaire as a reliable & valid measure for the evaluation of suicidal ideation[…]

Validation of the Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire and the Reasons for Living Inventory in an Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Sample

This study investigated the factor structure of the Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire & the Reasons for Living Inventory in a sample of 205 adult psychiatric patients. Confirmatory factor analyses provided moderate support for the construct validity of each instrument. Results suggest that both instruments may be useful screening tests for suicidal behaviour in psychiatric long-term[…]