Year: 1988 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.149, no.5, (September 5, 1988), p.250-256 SIEC No: 19890012

A self-report questionnaire was administered to 1270 Grade 7, 10 & 11 students in Sydney. Quality of family relationship was closely associated with depression & unhealthy acting-out behaviours. Parental help in the form of understanding, support, trust, time, interest & freedom were more desired than material help, e.g. money. Implications for the etiology of health-threatening behaviours & suicide among adolescents are discussed. (17 refs.) (RM)