Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Counseling Psychology, v.38, no.1, (January 1991), p.51-56 SIEC No: 19910147

This study tested students, enrolled in introductory psychology courses, for problem-solving abilities & stress levels. The authors found that high negative stress & self-apraised ineffective problem-solving are associated with higher levels of hopelessness & suicide ideation. The results are discussed in terms of Schotte & Clum’s (1982, 1987) diathesis-stress-hopelessness model of suicidal behavior. (VM)