Year: 1992 Source: 13 p. SIEC No: 19920092

This study evaluates the reliability of the Firestone Voice for Self-Destructive Behavior (FVSSDB), which is based on the concept that a suicidal person has a destructive “voice” or an integrated system of negative thoughts & attitudes. The scale & 9 other tests were administered to 507 subjects currently in psychotherapy. The author found the results were consistent with a Guttman scale of increasing self-destructiveness. The overall results reflect favorably on the “voice” theory. (VM)