Suicide and time perspective

An examination of beck and Yufit's suicide‐risk indicators

C. J. Lennings*

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Abstract

Both Beck and Yufit have developed indices of risk for suicidal groups. An investigation with 86 university students explored the concurrent and convergent validity of both scales. The current study reports moderate correlations between these two measures as a test of concurrent validity. In addition, both authors argue for the importance of time perspective in the development of these tests. The Hopelessness Scale was found to correlate well with other attitudinal measures of time perspective. The correlational pattern of the Time Questionnaire presented a less coherent pattern of association across temporal orientation, extension, and temporal attitude scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-516
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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