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Gepubliceerd in: Cognitive Therapy and Research 6/2018

12-07-2018 | Original Article

Reasons for Living Among U.S. Army Personnel Thinking About Suicide

Auteurs: Craig J. Bryan, D. Nicolas Oakey, Julia A. Harris

Gepubliceerd in: Cognitive Therapy and Research | Uitgave 6/2018

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Abstract

Reasons for living are associated with reduced suicide risk, but have not received much empirical attention among U.S. military personnel, a population with elevated suicide risk. The present study examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Brief Reasons for Living Inventory (BRFLI) in a clinical sample of 97 treatment-seeking Army personnel with recent suicide ideation and/or a history of suicide attempts. Results supported a five-factor structure for the BRFLI. Each factor had good internal consistency (ω’s > 0.94) and demonstrated convergent and divergent validity. Survival and coping beliefs and responsibility to family subscale scores were negatively correlated with recent suicidal thinking. Responsibility to family subscale scores were associated with significantly reduced risk of suicide attempts during follow-up. BRFLI subscale scores showed little to no clinical responsivity following intervention. Results suggest survival and coping beliefs and responsibility to family may be protective for high-risk military personnel.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Reasons for Living Among U.S. Army Personnel Thinking About Suicide
Auteurs
Craig J. Bryan
D. Nicolas Oakey
Julia A. Harris
Publicatiedatum
12-07-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Cognitive Therapy and Research / Uitgave 6/2018
Print ISSN: 0147-5916
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2819
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-018-9932-7

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