Year: 1985 Source: New York: Plenum, nd. p.987-991 SIEC No: 19860329

The “Looking-Glass-Self-Concept” refers to the individual’s assessment of how he is seen by others. It is suggested that if negative changes in self-concept could be detected early & appropriate intervention made, then suicide risk would be lessened. The authors investigated this hypothesis in a controlled study of adolescents (33 males, 84 females) who had made suicide attempts. Self-concept, ideal self-concept, & the metaperspectives of the self-concept were assessed.