Year: 1976 Source: Journal of Psychology, v.92, (1976), p.35-38 SIEC No: 19832757

An objective suicidal intent scale was commpleted for 235 completed suicides & 246 attempted suicides in Philadephia. The responses to the items of the suicidal intent scale were factor analyzed separately for the 2 groups, & the pattern of factors compared. The major difference centered around communication. For the completed suicide the decision appears tobe whether or not to communicate; for the attempted suicide the decision appears to be when to communicate.