Year: 1973 Source: Psychology, v.10, no.3, (August 1973), p.35-39 SIEC No: 19842641

Many authors have discussed suicidal behavior in terms which refer to the concept of internal-external orientation. Individuals can perceive rewards & punishments that they receive in life either as contingent upon their own behaviour (internal locus of control) or upon the behaviour of others or by chance (external locus of control). The purpose of this paper is to examine those writers that have used this concept & to see if any generalization can be drawn from their contributions.