A psychometric investigation of the suicide status form II with a psychiatric inpatient sample

Amy K. Conrad, Aaron M. Jacoby, David A. Jobes, Timothy W. Lineberry, Catherine E. Shea, Theresa D. Arnold Ewing, Phyllis J. Schmid, Susan M. Ellenbecker, Joy L. Lee, Kathryn Fritsche, Jennifer A. Grenell, Jessica M. Gehin, Simon Kung

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We investigated the psychometric validity and reliability of the Suicide Status Form-II (SSF-II) developed by Jobes, Jacoby, Cimbolic, and Hustead (1997). Participants were 149 psychiatric inpatients (108 suicidal; 41 nonsuicidal) at the Mayo Clinic. Each participant completed assessment measures within 24 hours of admission and 48-72 hours later. Factor analyses of the SSF core assessment produced a robust two-factor solution reflecting chronic and acute response styles. The SSF core assessment had good to excellent convergent and criterion validity; pre-post SSF ratings also demonstrated moderate test-retest reliability. The results replicated previous research and show that the SSF-II is psychometrically sound with a high-risk suicidal inpatient sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-320
Number of pages14
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Conrad, A. K., Jacoby, A. M., Jobes, D. A., Lineberry, T. W., Shea, C. E., Arnold Ewing, T. D., Schmid, P. J., Ellenbecker, S. M., Lee, J. L., Fritsche, K., Grenell, J. A., Gehin, J. M., & Kung, S. (2009). A psychometric investigation of the suicide status form II with a psychiatric inpatient sample. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 39(3), 307-320. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2009.39.3.307