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Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire

William M. Reynolds, PhD

Screens for suicidal ideation in college students and other adults
Paper and pencil
Age range:
18 years to 88 years
10 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Whenever there is a risk of suicide, the ASIQ can quickly assess the need to take preventive action or further evaluate. The ASIQ is extremely useful as a part of intake or during treatment.

Features and benefits

  • Self-report measure; 25 items screen for suicidal ideation.
  • Provides a 7-point rating scale with a built-in scoring key.
  • Total score with corresponding T score and percentiles for comparison.
  • Normative data collected from 2,000 normal adults, college students, and psychiatric outpatients.
  • Internal consistency coefficients range from .96 to .97; retest coefficients range from .85 to .95.


A comprehensive list of research articles related to the ASIQ is available via Mendeley, a free reference management tool. After accessing the link, you will be prompted to create an account. A white paper describing how to use this research repository can be found here. Use of this resource is encouraged to facilitate research using the ASIQ. Both the list and the white paper are available in the Resources tab above.