Year: 2007 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.11, no.3, (2007), p.309-319 SIEC No: 20080351

In samples of 460 Kuwaiti & 273 American college students, the Reynolds Suicide Ideation Questionnaire proved to have good internal consistency & concurrent validity with measures of anxiety, optimism, pessimism, death obsession, obsession-compulsion, & ego-grasping. The questionnaire was factorially complex in both samples, but the 8 critical items showed a similar two-factor pattern in both samples. In spite of the great differences between Kuwaiti & American students & their cultures, the findings were quite similar. The psychological correlates of the Suicide Ideation Questionnaire may have cross-cultural generality. (43 refs.)