Reliability and validation of the hebrew version of the reasons for attempting suicide questionnaire (RASQ-H) and its importance for mental pain

Shai Levinger, Ronald R. Holden

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Abstract

This study evaluated the Hebrew Reasons for Attempting Suicide Questionnaire (RASQ-H) and its application for suicidality, and mental pain and its tolerance. The sample comprised 97 participants who were inpatient suicide attempters, inpatient nonattempters, or nonpatient controls. Differentiation of the RASQ into internal perturbation-based reasons and extrapunitive/manipulative motivations factors was confirmed, with each scale demonstrating strong internal reliability. While the internal perturbation-based reasons factor related positively to some suicidal manifestations, to mental pain, and to lower mental pain tolerance, the extrapunitive/manipulative motivations factor mostly associated with lower suicidality and had fewer and smaller associations with mental pain and its tolerance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-496
Number of pages11
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 The American Association of Suicidology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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