Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, v.51, no.4, (1983), p.485-487 SIEC No: 19840852

This study examines the effects of hopelessness and social desirability on the prediction of suicide from depression in a sample of 54 suicide attemptors. While hopelessness served as a moderating variable in the prediction of suicidality, social desirability did not. These results support the continued use of the Hopelessness Scale to assess suicidality in clinical populations. (KSD)