Elsevier (WB Saunders)
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Suicide continues to be in the top leading causes of death among college students. Positive thinking has been linked to increasing health outcomes and decreasing the effects of stress. The psychometric properties of the 8-item Positive Thinking Skills Scale (PTSS) has not been tested in American college students. The study used resilience as the theoretical framework. In 131 students, internal consistency and construct validity was supported. The Cronbach's alpha of 0.86 and significant correlation with measures of suicide resilience, perceived social support, and self-esteem demonstrated good reliability and validity. The findings of the study provide directions for future suicide prevention efforts.
Matel-Anderson, Denise M. and Bekhet, Abir K., "Psychometric Properties of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale among College Students" (2018). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 609.
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