Year: 1975 Source: Journal of Counselling Psychology, v.22, no.5, (1975), p.423-430 SIEC No: 19840618

This article describes a study where a group of 20 female college peer counselors were compared to 20 female suicide attempters & a control group of 20 nonsuicidal females for personality characteristics & family background. Results show that the peer counselors had a personality similar to high thinkers (think about suicide frequently, but never attempted it) or attempters, but they thought about suicide infrequently, & had more stable family backgrounds & showed more adaptive coping behavior.