Year: 1991 Source: Psychological Reports, v.69, no.1, (August 1991), p.271-278 SIEC No: 19911431

The Reasons for Living Inventory has 6 subscales, each of which assesses a category of adaptive beliefs & expectations considered reasons for not committing suicide. The psychometric properties of the inventory were tested in a college student sample. Each subject was administered the inventory twice. 26 items were consistently endorsed by 30% or more of the total sample as “extremely important”, while only 4 were suggested as “not at all important” reasons for not committing suicide. (24 refs.)