Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Randall H. Best


The purpose of the present study was to cross-validate the Terminator-Remainer subscale of the Social History Questionnaire (Jachim, 1972). The subjects were 72 clients from a mental health clinic. Two groups were used in the study (N = 72 and N = 36). Both groups were divided into Terminators and Remainers.

A point biserial correlation between the score on the Terminator-Remainer subscale and the criterion groups was significant (N = 72: rpb = .24, p < .05; N = 36: rpb = .38, p < .05). Predictive validity was established.

No relationship was found between being a Terminator or a Remainer and sex (x2 = 0.07, N = 72; x2 = 0.00, N = 36).

It was concluded that the Terminator-Remainer subscale of the SHQ had been cross-validated.