Ronconi, L., Testoni, I., & Zamperini, A.
Validation of the Italian version of the Reasons for Living Inventory
The validation of the Italian version of Linehan, Goodstein, Nielsen, and Chiles (1983) Reasons For Living Inventory (RFL) is here presented. The sample in this study was made up of 532 participants (26-65 years old), from various Italian regions. Part of the sample also completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS). The six-factor structure reported by Linehan et al. (1983) was reproduced using confirmatory factor analysis. The goodness-of-fit of the model was evaluated. In order to estimate convergent validity, correlations were calculated among the six factors of the RFL, and the BDI and BHS scales. The correlations with BDI and BHS support the convergent validity of the Italian version of the RFL Inventory.Back