Dissertation (Ph.Done.)

My dissertation has been uploaded online by the university and can be viewed/downloaded here.

The study developed and collected/analyzed initial validity evidence for a measure that quantifies the attitudes school principals hold about suicide prevention. Eventually, work like this might enable school mental health professionals and suicide prevention specialists to target their implementation strategies and interventions to match pre-existing attitudes.

While this is a first step and the measure is not ready for prime-time, I’m hopeful that future research can push this area forward and ultimately prevent suicide. Feel free to take a look at the link above and explore the study.