Year: 2002 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.6, no.4, (2002), p.309-323 SIEC No: 20040003

This study investigates three measurement instruments for attitudes of mental health care staff toward suicidal patients in terms of their dimensionality & the validity & reliability of the individual indicators: the instruments designed by Suokas & Lonnqvist (1989), Samuelsson, Asberg & Gustavsson (1997), & by Ramberg & Wasserman. The empirical analyses are done with LISREL. Results show that each instrument contains several components as hypothesised, but only some of them produced a good fit. Results are discussed. (33 refs)