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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

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VILLALOBOS-GALVIS, Fredy Hernán; AREVALO OJEDA, Carolina  and  ROJAS RIVERA, Fabio Darío. Adapting the Suicide Resilience Inventory (SRI-25) for adolescents and young adults in Colombia. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.31, n.3, pp. 233-239. ISSN 1020-4989.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49892012000300008.

OBJECTIVE: Describe the psychometric properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory (SRI-25), adapted to Spanish, in a student sample of adolescents and young adults from San Juan de Pasto, Colombia. METHODS: The SRI-25 was adapted to the Spanish language by means of a simple translation. This involved the participation of 573 schoolchildren and college/ university students between 10 and 25 years of age. RESULTS: In an exploratory factorial analysis by principal components, a structure of three factors was found to explain 52.83% of the variance. Factorial analysis was carried out by sex, educational level, and developmental stage. On this basis, it was confirmed that in all the groups, the items are weighted on the same factors as in the original test: namely, internal protection, emotional stability, and external protection. A Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.922 was obtained for the total test. Concerning the validity of the construct, the SRI-25 presented significant correlations with measurements of self-esteem, social support, problem-solving skills, reasons for living, depression, despair, and suicidal ideas. CONCLUSIONS: It was proved that the SRI-25 is a useful instrument for measuring resilience to suicide among adolescents and young people pursuing their education in San Juan de Pasto, Colombia.

Keywords : Suicide; resilience; psychological; suicidal ideation; Colombia.

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