Sense of Coherence, Self-Esteem, Depression and Hopelessness as Correlates of Reattempting Suicide
Petrie K~~Brook R
150 hospitalized parasuicides were evaluated on measures of sense of coherence, depression, hopelessness & self-esteem & followed up after 6 months to determine current levels of suicidal ideation & whether they had been readmitted for a further attempt or killed themselves. Suicidal ideation at 6 months was best predicted by 2 Sense of Coherence subscales. The study ends with a discussion of the importance of including psychological factors that promote adjustment when assessing suicidal risk.