Year: 1975 Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, v.84, no.5, (1975), p.563-566 SIEC No: 19820614

A sample of 246 attempters was divided into 3 groups on the basis of their intent to die. When 56 possible correlates of intent were examined, a number of significant monotonic differences between the groups were found, from which predictions concerning completed suicides were made. Many of the findings supported previous observations on suicide, but some deviations from expectations were noted. Results demonstrate it is possible to infer about completed suicides from studies of attempts.