Year: 1994 Source: Social Behavior and Personality, v.22, no.3, (1994), p.261-266 SIEC No: 20010643

111 English-Canadian high school students participated in a study of the reliability & validity of a self-report version of the Scale for Suicide Ideation. Item analysis, coefficient alpha, & split-half coefficient suggested good reliability. Correlations with selected personality variables were obtained. Associations were found between suicide ideation & measures of self-esteem, external locus of control, anomy, negative stress, & depression. The scale’s correlational characteristics agreed with findings reported in the literature. (32 refs.)