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The Life Attitudes Schedule-Short Form (LAS-SF)

The LAS-SF is used to measure risk behavior and suicide proneness along a continuum ranging from positive (no risk) to negative (high risk). The scale identifies both subtle and overtly suicidal behaviors. Four domains of behavior are represented within the instrument: death/life related, health/illness related, injury related, and self related. Based on the original 96 item LAS, the short form version is more accessible in some settings or with certain populations. The instrument consists of 24 items in true/false format.

suicide proneness, suicidality, adolescents, protective behavior, risk behavior, depression
John Seeley
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Citation and Copyright

Rohde P., Lewinsohn P., Seeley J., & Langhinrichsen J. (1996). The Life Attitudes Schedule short form: an abbreviated measure of life-enhancing and life-threatening behaviors in adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26, 272-281.
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Multi-Health Systems Inc.

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Assessment Modality

The instrument consists of 24 items in true/false format with 12 positive items and 12 negative items. Positive items are reverse coded and summed with the negative items for a total score that can range from 0 (no risk) to 24 (extreme risk).




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Instrument Details

Adolescents age 15-20.
English
Five minutes or less
24

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Manual

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for The Life Attitudes Schedule-Short Form (LAS-SF) - John Seeley
Psychometrics for The Life Attitudes Schedule-Short Form (LAS-SF) - John Seeley