Author(s): Rutter PA, Behrendt AE, Rutter PA, Behrendt AE
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Abstract Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents. This study examined the suicidal ideation, behavior, and attempt history of 100 adolescents ages seventeen to nineteen. Four psychosocial factors were found to be important for overall suicide risk: hopelessness, hostility, negative self-concept, and isolation. It is suggested that focusing on these four psychosocial factors would enhance suicide assessment and prevention efforts with adolescents.
This article was published in Adolescence
and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior