The life attitudes schedule short form: An abbreviated measure of life-enhancing and life-threatening behaviors in adolescents
Journal/Book: Suicide Life-Threaten Behav. 1996; 26: 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012. Guilford Press. 272-281.
Abstract: An abbreviated version of the Life Attitudes Schedule (LAS) was developed, consisting of 24 items, each representing one cell of the original LAS theoretical matrix (4 content categories x 2 behavior types x 2 valence). Items were retained on the basis of high correlations with LAS total score and low correlations with gender. Psychometric properties of the LAS Short Form were robust and the Short Form total score correlated .93 with the original LAS total score. As with the original LAS, boys reported more injury-related behaviors than girls. Future research and clinical directions are suggested.
Note: Article P Rohde, Oregon Res Inst, 1715 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403 USA
Keyword(s): HIGH-SCHOOL-STUDENTS; SOCIAL DESIRABILITY; HOPELESSNESS; DEPRESSION; SUICIDE