Psychometric properties and validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia

Aishvarya, S., Maniam, T., Karuthan, C., Sidi, Hatta, Ruzyanei, Nik and Oei, T. P. S. (2014) Psychometric properties and validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55 Supp. 1: S107-S113. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.06.010


Author Aishvarya, S.
Maniam, T.
Karuthan, C.
Sidi, Hatta
Ruzyanei, Nik
Oei, T. P. S.
Title Psychometric properties and validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia
Journal name Comprehensive Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-440X
1532-8384
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.06.010
Open Access Status
Volume 55
Issue Supp. 1
Start page S107
End page S113
Total pages 7
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract The Reasons For Living Inventory has been shown to have good psychometric properties in Western populations for the past three decades. The present study examined the psychometric properties and factor structure of English and Malay version of the Reasons For Living (RFL) Inventory in a sample of clinical outpatients in Malaysia. The RFL is designed to assess an individual's various reasons for not committing suicide. A total of 483 participants (283 with psychiatric illnesses and 200 with non-psychiatric medical illnesses) completed the RFL and other self-report instruments. Results of the EFA (exploratory factor analysis) and CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) supported the fit for the six-factor oblique model as the best-fitting model. The internal consistency of the RFL was α =.94 and it was found to be high with good concurrent, criterion and discriminative validities. Thus, the RFL is a reliable and valid instrument to measure the various reasons for not committing suicide among psychiatry and medical outpatients in Malaysia.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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