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The Risk-Taking and Self-Harm Inventory for Adolescents: Development and Psychometric Evaluation

Vrouva, I; Fonagy, P; Fearon, PRM; Roussow, T; (2010) The Risk-Taking and Self-Harm Inventory for Adolescents: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. Psychological Assessment , 22 (4) 852 - 865. 10.1037/a0020583. Green open access

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Abstract

In this study, we report on the development and psychometric evaluation of the Risk-Taking (RT) and Self-Harm (SH) Inventory for Adolescents (RTSHIA), a self-report measure designed to assess adolescent RT and SH in community and clinical settings. 651 young people from secondary schools in England ranging in age from 11.6 years to 18.7 years and 71 young people referred to mental health services for SH behavior in London between the ages of 11.9 years and 17.5 years completed the RTSHIA along with standardized measures of adolescent psychopathology. Two factors emerged from the principal axis factoring, and RT and SH were further validated by a confirmatory factor analysis as related, but different, constructs, rather than elements of a single continuum. Inter-item and test-retest reliabilities were high for both components (Cronbach's alpha =.85, r(tt) =.90; Cronbach's alpha .93, r(tt) =.87), and considerable evidence emerged in support of the measure's convergent, concurrent, and divergent validity. The findings are discussed with regard to potential usefulness of the RTSHIA for research and clinical purposes with adolescents.

Type: Article
Title: The Risk-Taking and Self-Harm Inventory for Adolescents: Development and Psychometric Evaluation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1037/a0020583
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0020583
Language: English
Additional information: This is the authors' accepted version of this published article. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Keywords: risk-taking, self-harm, adolescence, screening measure, psychometric evaluation, exploratory factor-analysis, young adolescents, fit indexes, behavior, suicide, reliability, validity, questionnaire, depression, scales
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/168757
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