The study aimed to examine the validity of the Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R) among adult Filipinos experiencing severe depression symptoms during the COVID-19-related lockdowns in 2020. Results support SBQ-R’s internal reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses supported SBQ-R’s one-factor structure and its measurement invariance across gender and age. The SBQ-R’s positive relationship with negative affect and its negative relationships with positive affect and family support demonstrate the questionnaire’s criterion-related validity. The SBQ-R’s cutoff of ≥8 shows that 78% of the sample were at-risk for suicide. The SBQ-R is valid in assessing suicide risk among severely depressed adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited.
CitationDizon, J. I. W. T., Mendoza, N. B., Mordeno, I. G., & Nalipay, M. J. N. (2022). Validating the Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised among Filipino adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2039327
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