Year: 1973 Source: Journal of Psychology, v.85, (1973), p.257-260 SIEC No: 19832969

A factor analysis of the responses of suicide attempters to the Beck Depression Inventory yielded factors similar to those found in previous studies of nonattempters. The consistent association of hopelessness and suicidal wishes in factor analytic studies supports the conclusions from other investigations that hopelessness is an important precursor to suicidal behavior.