Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale

T. A. Mieczkowski, J. A. Sweeney, G. L. Haas, B. W. Junker, R. P. Brown, J. J. Mann

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Abstract

An exploratory analysis of the Suicide Intent Scale was performed on a sample of 98 psychiatric inpatients who had made suicide attempts. The factor analysis was performed using a method for polychotomous data, and resulted in a two-factor solution. The Lethal Intent factor contained items pertaining to the subjective level of lethal intent, while the Planning factor contained items largely related to objective planning for the attempt. Preliminary analysis of these factors suggest that the Suicide Intent Scale can be used to evaluate two separate aspects of suicidal behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

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Suicide
Statistical Factor Analysis
Psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Mieczkowski, T. A., Sweeney, J. A., Haas, G. L., Junker, B. W., Brown, R. P., & Mann, J. J. (1993). Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 23(1), 37-45.

Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale. / Mieczkowski, T. A.; Sweeney, J. A.; Haas, G. L.; Junker, B. W.; Brown, R. P.; Mann, J. J.

In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1993, p. 37-45.

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Mieczkowski, TA, Sweeney, JA, Haas, GL, Junker, BW, Brown, RP & Mann, JJ 1993, 'Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale', Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 37-45.
Mieczkowski TA, Sweeney JA, Haas GL, Junker BW, Brown RP, Mann JJ. Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 1993;23(1):37-45.
Mieczkowski, T. A. ; Sweeney, J. A. ; Haas, G. L. ; Junker, B. W. ; Brown, R. P. ; Mann, J. J. / Factor composition of the Suicide Intent Scale. In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 1993 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 37-45.
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