Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, v.20, no.11, (June 1990), p.861-868 SIEC No: 19901616

61 college students participated in a computer task on which half got bogus success feedback & the other half got bogus failure feedback. Both groups then completed the Reasons for Living Inventory (RFL). Analyses indicated main effects for suicide on overall RFL & 4 of the 6 RFL subscales. Although there were no main effects for success vs. failure, an interaction showed that in the failure condition, low suicidal Ss were significantly higher than high suicidal Ss in overall RFL. (22 refs.)