Level of Stability Index for Children (LSIC)

1.    I feel lonely.
2.    I feel hopeless.
3.    I feel out of control.
4.    I am sad.
5.    I have trouble sleeping.
6.    I have a lot of energy.*
7.    I have trouble paying attention.
8.    I enjoy being by myself.*
9.    I like my life.*
10.I think about the good things in my life.*
11.I think about hurting myself.
12.I think killing myself is a bad idea.*
13.I think about killing myself.
14.I make plans to kill myself.
15.I think all my pain would go away if I was dead.
16.I have (or know how to get) what I need to kill myself.
17.I know how to get what I need to kill myself.
18.I am in a bad mood. [I stay in a bad mood.]
19.I get into trouble because of my anger.
20.I say mean things when I am angry.
21.I lose my temper.
22.Controlling my anger keeps me out of trouble.*
23.I can control my anger.*
24.I use angry words to hurt people.
25.I get angry if I don’t get what I want.
26.I hurt people.
27.I start fights.
28.I get angry about things that should not bother me.
29.I get angry for no reason at all.
30.I want to hurt people who bother me.
31.I have a bad temper.
32.I say mean things for no reason.
33.I feel like fighting.
34.I have used a weapon when fighting.
*Items to be reverse coded
 
1.    I feel lonely.
2.    I feel hopeless.
3.    I am sad.
4.    I have trouble sleeping.
5.    I have trouble paying attention.
6.    I like my life.
7.    I think about the good things in my life.
8.    I think about hurting myself.
9.    I think about killing myself.
10.I make plans to kill myself.
11.I think all my pain would go away if I was dead.
12.I have (or know how to get) what I need to kill myself.
13.I know how to get what I need to kill myself.
14.I stay in a bad mood.
15.I get into trouble because of my anger.
16.I say mean things when I am angry.
17.I lose my temper.
18.I use angry words to hurt people.
19.I get angry if I don’t get what I want.
20.I feel out of control.
21.I hurt people.
22.I start fights.
23.I get angry about things that should not bother me.
24.I get angry for no reason at all.
25.I want to hurt people who bother me.
26.I am in a bad mood.
27.I say mean things for no reason.
28.I feel like fighting.
29.I have used a weapon when fighting.
 
Depression‚ Suicidal Ideation‚ Anger‚ Aggression
 
1=none of the time; 2=Very rarely; 3=A little of the time; 4=Some of the time; 5=A good part of the time; 6=Most of the time; 7=All of the time
Or 1= Not at all relevant‚ 2= A little relevant‚ 3= Somewhat relevant‚ 4= Quite a bit relevant‚ 5= Very relevant
 
 

McMillan‚ Jacquelyn Denise. (2003). Development of the Level of Stability Index for Children (LSIC): Determining Indicators of Emotional and Behavioral Stability of Children. Florida State University. Doctoral Dissertation.

McMillan‚ J. Denise.‚ Abell‚ N. (2006). Validating the Level of Stability Index for Children. Research on Social Work Practice‚ 16(3)‚ 326-337.

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