Year: 1995 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.65, no.1, (January 1995), p.114-124 SIEC No: 19950250

The effects of family, school, peers, & religion on adolescent suicidal ideation were investigated using self-derogation as a mediating variable. As was hypothesized, the effects of different social variables were largely mediated by self-derogation. Family variables were found to be more salient predictors of both self-derogation & suicidal ideation than were nonfamily variables. (60 refs.)