Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego), p.68-70 SIEC No: 19900737

This study analyzed the effect of parent’s attitudes toward suicide on adolescent suicidal behaviour, as well as other vaiables such as the loss of a parent, family conflict, substance abuse, & physical or sexual abuse. The author found that the best predictors of adolescent suicides are hopelessness, suicidal ideation, & a suicide sanctioning perspective within the family. (VM)