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Table 1 Domains and Items of the ATTS

From: Attitudes toward suicide among college students in South Korea and the United States

Domain Item
Permissiveness “People have the right to take their own lives.”
“There are situations in which the only reasonable solution is suicide.”
“If someone wants to commit suicide, it is his/her own business and we should not interfere.”
  “Suicide is an acceptable means to terminate an incurable disease.”
Unpredictability “Suicide happens without warning.”
“Relatives usually have no idea about what is going on when a person is thinking about suicide.”
Incomprehensibility “People who commit suicide are usually mentally ill.”
  “Suicides among younger people are particularly puzzling because they have everything to live for.”
  “Anybody can commit suicide.” (reverse)
Noncommunication “People who talk about suicide do not necessarily commit suicide.”
“People who make suicidal threats seldom complete suicide.”
Right to Prevent “A suicide attempt is essentially a cry for help.”
“It is a human duty to try to stop someone from committing suicide.”
Preventability “It is always possible to help a person with suicidal thoughts.”
“Once a person has made up his/her mind about committing suicide, no one can stop him/her.” (reverse)
Relation-Caused “Most suicide attempts are caused by conflicts with a close person.”
“Many suicide attempts are made to get revenge on or to punish someone else.”
Duration of Suicidal Process “When a person commits suicide, it is something that he/she has considered for a long time.”
“Most suicide attempts are impulsive actions.” (reverse)
“Once a person has suicidal thoughts, he/she will never let them go.”