Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego), p.6-7 SIEC No: 19900713

56 in-patients who had attempted suicide were assessed on their self-concept & how they felt others perceived them. These results were compared with 52 controls undergoing psychiatric treatment but with no suicide attempts. Female parasuicides had a more positive self-concept than males, and male parasuicides felt that they were judged as less assertive & self-confident by others than females did. However, with continuing treatment, male self-evaluation improved while many females’ deteriorated.