Variables Related to Serious Suicidal Thoughts Among College Students
Wright L S~~Snodgrass G~~Emmons J
Self-administered questionnaires were completed by 1768 college students enrolled in freshman level psychology courses at Southwest Texas State Univ. 5.7% of the males & 6.1% of the females indicated they had seriously considered a suicide attempt during the previous 6 months. Those reporting such thoughts tended to be characterized by inner turmoil, poor self concepts, decreased life satisfaction & self-reported substance abuse & family problems. Implications for student affairs are presented.