Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.56, no.1, (February 1988), p.131-136 SIEC No: 19902012

Relations between hopelessness, depression, social desirability & parasuicide were examined. Multiple operationalizations of each construct were used & 2 college populations were compared (1 seeking treatment, 1 not seeking treatment). Hopelessness related to parasuicide in the seeking treatment group but not in the other group. Implications for suicide screening & prevention in treatment versus nontreatment populations are discussed. 22 refs