Year: 2005 Source: Death Studies, v.29, no.4, (May 2005), p.333-350 SIEC No: 20050850

The Trinity Inventory of Precursors to Suicide (TIPS) is presented as an alternative to existing measures assessing attitudes towards suicide. 219 males & 454 females aged 15 to 19 years from 11 post-primary schools in Ireland completed a questionnaire consisting of the Beck Hopelessness Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, & TIPS. Confirmatory analysis revealed an oblique model with good fit for the data. The authors propose that the context-based information provided by TIPS may be used in the development of problem-focused emotional health promotion within the wider school setting. (47 refs)