Year: 2004 Source: Assessment, v.11, no.1, (March 2004), p.73-84 SIEC No: 20040774

Analyses of data collected from 480 university students challenge the utility of the Multi-Attitude Suicide Tendency Scale (MAST) for use with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds. Correlations between scores on the MAST, suicide, & depression measures were in the expected directions for Whites but not for Blacks or Latinos. Verification of the cultural relevance of the MAST & a revision of the scale are recommended to improve its usefulness. (41 refs)