Year: 1987 Source: Sucide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.17, no.1, (Spring 1987), p.33-49 SIEC No: 19871073

Self-poisoning patients were compared with psychiatric patients and nonpatient controls on measures of interpersonal problem-solving skills and locus of control in an effort to determine the importance of these cognitive and personality variables in self-poisoning behavior. Locus of control did not differentiate self-poisoning patients from nonpatient controls, and it was concluded that this variable is not an important factor in self-poisoning behavior.