Year: 1976 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.128, (1976), p.44-46 SIEC No: 19820385

This brief study compared the 16-Personality Factor Test scores of 20 male and 30 female suicide attempters, their spouses, and a group of 50 normal couples. Suicide attempters were distinguished from same sex as persons in the other groups, and the author suggests female suicide attempters are “anxious, suspicious, impulsive and manipulative”, while males “show emotional instability and maladjustment”. (KD)