Year: 1989 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.59, no.1, (January 1989). p.59-71 SIEC No: 19890822

Risk & protective factors were examined in suicidal & nonsuicidal public high school students. With life stress & depression as independent risk factors, family cohesion was found to offset the effect of stress & friendships to have a more indirect effect. Differential effects of ten sources of stress were analyzed from a developmental perspective & the probability of suicidal behavior associated with clusters of factors was estimated for the general population.