Year: 1976 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.33, (July 1976), p.835-837 SIEC No: 19832768

A factor analysis of a scale to assess suicidal intent showed four major dimensions: expectancies and attitudes, premeditation, precautions against intervention, and oral communication. Certain types of actions associated with attempted suicide such as seeking help or social isolation appear to be revealing of particular behavioral patterns or motives.