Year: 1982 Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, v.26, no.3, (1982), p.371-383 SIEC No: 19831470

Determined whether recent life-event stress is associated with the etiology of self-destructive behaviours & ascertained the significance of biographical factors & social, psychological, psychiatric, & physical environment conditions present near the time of attempt. Findings emphasize the impact that stressful recent life experiences have on behaviour & health and imply that, in addition to psychosocial influences, considerable importance also must be assigned to perceived situational factors.