Validity and reliability test for suicidal ideation behaviour instrument for drug addicts

Lukman@Zawawi, Mohamad and Norshahira, O. and Norashida, S.R. (2020) Validity and reliability test for suicidal ideation behaviour instrument for drug addicts. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 4 (9). pp. 548-553. ISSN 2454-6186

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Suicidal ideation behaviour is a subjective mental health problem. However, there are some studies related to suicidal behaviour based on the conceptual framework by other researchers. Early detection of suicidal intent among addicts is important to ensure they do not take further action that could result in death. This study was conducted to component an instrument of suicidal ideation behaviour among drug addicts to track the level of suicidal intentions. This psychometric instrument is built based on the situation in Malaysia. The instrument of suicidal behaviour is based on four component namely interpersonal conflict, emotional disorder, depression and hopelessness. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) is used to analyse the validity and Cronbach’s alpha for use reliability test of each item. In terms of the validity of the items used, the value of the loading factor obtained is 0.450-0.895. This value range indicates that this item is acceptable and suitable for the instrument. The result showed significant consequences for developing suicidal ideation behaviour among drug addicts. The results showed that the SIBA instrument had a high Cronbach's Alpha value of 0.858 (interpersonal conflict) 0.858 (emotional disorder), 0.831 (depression) and 0.895 (hopelessness). The results of this study clearly show that the instrument has a high reliability and thus can be used in assessing suicidal ideation behaviour among drug addicts. In conclusion, this study can show that the component instrument can be used to measure the level of suicidal behaviour among drug addicts who are undergoing treatment at the rehabilitation centre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicidal behaviour, conflict interpersonal, emotional disorder, depression, hopelessness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 02:27
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 02:27

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