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Table 1 Rotated (Varimax) SIQ item factor loadings and communalities (h 2 )

From: Validation of the Chinese version of the Reynolds’ suicidal ideation questionnaire: psychometric properties and its short version

Item description Factor h2
  I II III  
28. If could kill self 0.80    0.76
29. If things didn’t improve 0.76    0.75
25. Others realize worth 0.74    0.71
14. Would solve problems 0.73 0.41   0.75
13. How easy it would be 0.70    0.68
23. Life too rotten 0.70 0.41   0.69
16. Wished had nerve 0.68    0.68
27. Thought of hurting self 0.64    0.67
26. No one cared if alive 0.60    0.56
10. Others happier if gone 0.60 0.58   0.75
24. Only way to be noticed 0.60    0.65
17. Wished never been born 0.58 0.44   0.60
30. Right to kill self 0.55 0.53   0.64
21. Having a bad accident 0.47    0.52
2. Thoughts of killing self   0.74   0.78
1. Better if not alive   0.70   0.62
12. Wished were dead 0.52 0.70   0.80
3. Thoughts of method 0.40 0.70   0.79
18. Would if had chance 0.59 0.64   0.82
4. Thought of time 0.44 0.63 0.40 0.75
15. Others better off 0.57 0.63   0.74
9. Telling others   0.61 0.47 0.62
22. Life not worth living 0.53 0.55   0.64
5. Thought of people dying    0.76 0.64
8. Writing will    0.74 0.67
7. Writing suicide note   0.52 0.64 0.74
11. How others would feel 0.53   0.55 0.67
20. Thought, but would not    0.54 0.55
19. Ways people kill themselves 0.49   0.52 0.56
6. Thought of death   0.49 0.50 0.60
Eigenvalue 17.95 1.35 1.07  
Variance (%) 59.84 4.51 3.57 ∑ = 67.91
  1. Note. Absolute values less than 0.40 were suppressed. All item descriptions are pphrased from actual scale.