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

S. Aishvarya, T. Maniam, C. Karuthan, Hatta Sidi, Nik Ruzyanei, T. P. Oei

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume55 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Malaysia
Psychometrics
Suicide
Statistical Factor Analysis
Psychiatry
Outpatients
Equipment and Supplies
Self Report
Population

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Aishvarya, S., Maniam, T., Karuthan, C., Sidi, H., Ruzyanei, N., & Oei, T. P. (2014). Psychometric properties and validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55 Suppl 1.

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; Oei, T. P.

In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 55 Suppl 1, 01.2014.

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Aishvarya, S. ; Maniam, T. ; Karuthan, C. ; Sidi, Hatta ; Ruzyanei, Nik ; Oei, T. P. / Psychometric properties and validation of the Reasons for Living Inventory in an outpatient clinical population in Malaysia. In: Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2014 ; Vol. 55 Suppl 1.
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