Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.4, (Winter 1994), p.359-381 SIEC No: 19940784

An instrument designed to assess the suicide potential of youths, age 14-18, is described. A comprehensive measurement theory provides the basis for 3 central constructs in the Measure of Adolescent Potential for Suicide (MAPS): direct suicide risk factors, related risk factors & protective factors. The MAPS entails an introductory questionnaire followed by a computer-assisted structured interview. Tests of the MAPS psychometric properties revealed generally strong validity & reliability.