Year: 2008 Source: Death Studies, v.32, no.2, (February 2008), p.142-153 SIEC No: 20080711

This study investigated psychometric properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 in a diverse sample of 239 college students. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the 3 dimensions described by the scale’s authors (Osman et al, 2005): internal protective, emotional stability, & external protective. Overall, the scale’s reliability & validity support its use in suicide research. Implications for exploring young adults’ resilience in the face of suicide ideation via clinical interview or administration of the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 are discussed as they create an opportunity potentially to infuse hope, tap into strengths, & identify avenues for positive change. (22 refs.)