Year: 2007 Source: Omega, v.55, no.4, (2007), p.255-265 SIEC No: 20080707

This study provides evidence to support the use of the shortened version of Beck’s Suicide Intent Scale in Chinese societies. The data were gathered from applying the scale in a psychological autopsy study of 66 suicides in Dalian, China. Reliability & validity tests were performed on the data. Internal consistency analysis showed excellent correlation coefficients for all items but one. Inter-rater reliability tests showed statistically significant correlations between each pair of informants for each item & for total scores. Factor analysis produced 3 factors accounting for 66.77% of the total variance. (33 refs.)