Year: 1972 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-Fordham University, 1972. 95p. SIEC No: 19831157

The objectives of this study were to 1) attempt to generate clinically meaningful statements about the general defensive structure of people who attempt suicide, and 2) to examine whether different defensive patterns emerge along the lines of hypothesized “suicidal types”. The Defense Mechanisms Inventory, the MMPI and the Adjective Check List were used to measure defensive techniques, general behavioral styles and self-percepts respectively. (KB)