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VILLALOBOS-GALVIS, Fredy Hernán. Validity and reliability of the Positive and Negative Suicidal Ideation Inventory, in colombian students. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.2, pp. 509-520. ISSN 1657-9267.
With the aim of knowing the psychometric characteristics of a Spanish version of the Positive and Negative Suicidal Ideation Inventory-PANSI, an instrumental study was developed. Its application required the participation of 643 students of high schools and universities of San Juan de Pasto (Colombia). The exploratory factor analysis showed a bi-factor structure, that accounted for 64% of variance. The first factor corresponded to negative suicidal thoughts, while the second one included protective thoughts against suicide. The total scale and the sub-scales had high values of internal consistency. Significant relationships were found between PANSI and measures of depression, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts and self-esteem, and with severity indicators of suicidal behavior. It was concluded that PANSI has adequate psychometric properties, making it suitable to be used with adolescents and young students.
Keywords : Suicidal ideation; Suicide; Measurement scale; Factor analysis; Validity; Reliability; Students; Colombia; Students; Suicide; Attempted; Psychology; Suicide; San Juan de Pasto (Colombia).