Year: 1979 Source: Nursing Research, v.29, no.6, (1980), p.362-369 SIEC No: 19820428

60 suicide attempters (18 to 65 years) were administered a test battery measuring suicide intent, recent stressful life events, interpersonal relations, locus of control, & hopelessness. Higher hopelessness & lower preference for affection were the only major variables which contributed significantly to the variance in suicide intent. Results are discussed in terms of Jacob’s (1971) model describing an escalation of stressful events prior to a suicide attempt. (34 refs.) (RM)