Year: 1984 Source: NASPA Journal, v.22, no.1, (Summer 1984), p.57-64 SIEC No: 19902040

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.