Recklessness, depression, and reasons for living in predicting suicidality in college students
To assess the predictive value of recklessness in suicidality, 155 college students took the Sommerfeldt-Clark Adolescent Experience Scale (S-C) Zung Self-Rating Depression scale, Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL) and the Scale for Suicide Ideation (SSI). The S-C Suicidal Tendencies subscale accounted for the most variance in suicidality (26.0%) and Coping Reliefs of the Reasons for Living subscale accounted for additional variance (5.6%). Further the S-C was moderately internally consistent (Cronbach alpha = .83) and had adequate validity, as indicated by significant correlations in the expected directions with the SSI total score (r = .25, p < .01), and RFL total score (r = -.28 p < .001). Recklessness was not a component of suicidality among those nonclinical older adolescents, but may be a factor in clinical or younger samples of adolescents.
JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE
(1995). Recklessness, depression, and reasons for living in predicting suicidality in college students. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, 24(6), 723-729.
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