Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.3, (1988), p.245-258 SIEC No: 19880720

In order to test the predictive validity of a stress-vulnerability model of suicide ideation, college students were measured for social/emotional alienation, adaptive resources for living, & cognitive rigidity at the the beginning of term. At midterm, midterm stress & cumulative negative life stress were measured. Instead of an interactive model, a linear compensatory model was found. The combination of alienation, deficient adaptive resources, & life stress best predicted ideation. (GW)