Attitudes of acceptability and lack of condemnation toward suicide may be predictive for post-discharge suicide attempts.
Suicide attempts (SA) after psychiatric hospitalization continue to be a major cause of morbidity. Implicit measures may enhance our ability to assess suicide risk. In this context, we describe the first use of the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ) to identify post-discharge suicide attempters. Attitudes of acceptability and lack of condemnation toward suicide may constitute an […]
Published in “Back to the Future: Refocusing the Image of Suicide,” ed. by J L McIntosh
Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”
This paper reviews the development of the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ) & its application to cross-cultural contexts. The author argues that in spite of some inherent problems, the SOQ remains relevant to further research in this area. (27 refs)
College Students’ Perceptions of Suicide: the Role of Empathy on Attitudes, Evaluation, and Responsiveness
A total of 334 college-age students (18-19 years) participated in a study investigating the role of empathy in perceptions of & responsiveness toward a hypothetical friend exhibiting symptoms associated with suicide risk. The findings underscore the importance of considering social-cognitive factors that may influence perceptions of at-risk behaviors. The implications of the findings for the […]
This poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology in Los Angeles provided a brief overview of the published literature on the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ) in terms of its psychometric properties. Suggestions were provided for researchers who are considering using the measure in future research. (24 refs.)