Year: 1992 Source: Journal of Counseling Psychology, v.39, no.3, (1992), p.342-349 SIEC No: 19920553

This investigation expands on past research by (a) evaluating differing sources of stress as predictors of both hopelessness & suicide ideation, & (b) testing for the mediating role of hopelessness. Results replicate & extend those of the previous study. Hassles accounted for unique increments in both hopelessness & suicide ideation scores after negative life events were controlled for statistically. Results also suggest that hopelessness mediates the relation between stress & suicidal thoughts.