Lester’s Latest: “A scale to measure the desire to be dead”

Professor David Lester, one of the most prolific producers (more than 2500 publications so far!) of academic publications, is still reliably cranking out nuggets. This is one of his latest:

A scale to measure the desire to be dead,” David Lester, Omega, 2013;67(3):323-7. Professor Lester explains:

“The aim of the present research was to develop a brief scale to measure the wish to be dead. Two samples of undergraduate students were administered a brief 10-item scale to measure the wish to be dead…. The wish to be dead scale [appears to] measure a state of mind different from suicidal ideation and obsession with death.”

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