Validation of the Finding of a Qualitative Research on the Subject: "Explain the Lived Experiences of Men With Suicidal Tendencies in Kerman

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran

2 Deportment of psychology and Educational Sciences, Faculty Humanities and Social Science, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran


Background and Objectives : The purpose of the present study is to validate the findings of a qualitative research on explaining the lived experience of suicidal men through modeling and confirmatory factor analysis of the model.
      Method: The findings of literature review were identified in four main themes including causes of suicidal tendency, empirical consequences, reasons for choosing life, and spiritual perspective and Subsidiary themes include external pressures, interpersonal factors, psychosomatic problems, pervasive feeling, religious beliefs, love for the child, fear of death, responsibility, a positive view of spirituality, remorse, protest and a departure from spirituality, was achieved. In order to validate the findings, each sub-theme is introduced as a factor and for each factor, a statement that measures the validity of the factor is identified. Finally, a questionnaire with 12 items was prepared and after approval by 15  experts, 93 men with suicidal ideation who obtained the required score from the BSSI questionnaire were given to express their opinion in the likert range. After entering the answers into SPSS software, a suitable model was designed and this model was analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis with PLS software.
      Results: The results showed that the findings of the study were validated, reliably and reliably through a questionnaire survey. Following this validation,
     Conclusion: The results of this study can be used and applied in other studies as well as designing and developing therapeutic protocols with the target population of men with a suicidal tendency that is applicable in the therapeutic group.