Adaptation of the research methods suicidal behavior on selection of persons with attempts of self-murder



The adaptation of the Russian-language variants of the «The Psychache Scale» R.R. Holden, K. Mehta et al. (2001), «Reasons for Living Inventory» M.M. Linehan, J.L. Goodstein et al. (1983) and «Reasons for Attempting Suicide Questionnaire» D. Johns, R.R. Holden (1997) on a sample of 290 people hospitalized in Moscow Ambulance Research Institute named after N.V. Sklifosovsky after incomplete attempts to commit suicide. Patients in the department of crisis conditions and psychosomatic disorders aged 16 to 44 participated in the questioning and testing. When assessing the psychometric properties of the techniques adapted on a sample of 290 suicides, satisfactory results were obtained for their reliability and construct validity. Using the method of the main components with rotation varimax, the correspondence of the factor structure of Russian versions to the structure of the original tests was confirmed. The Russian-language versions of the Psych Psychology Scale, Reasons for Living Inventory and Reasons for Attempting Suicide Questionnaire can be used to analyze the reasons for voluntary withdrawal and assess the extent of suicide risk in people of working age with auto aggressive behavior.

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Keywords: suicidal behavior, Russian-language versions of foreign psychological methods, internal consistency of scales, factor structure of tests, construct validity

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Zhuravleva T.V., Enikolopov S.N., Dvoryanchikov N.V., Bubeev Y.A. Adaptation of the research methods suicidal behavior on selection of persons with attempts of self-murder [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 96–108. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatyana V. Zhuravleva, Junior Researcher, laboratory of Medical Biochemistry and Psychoneuroendocrinology, Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation – Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Yuriy A. Bubeev, Doctor of Medicine, Researcher, The Laboratory of the Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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