Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v.23, no.2, (April 1995), p.221-234 SIEC No: 19950716

An ecologically based model, which predicted that hopelessness (individual level) mediates the effects of family dysfunction (interpersonal level) & socioeconomic status (sociocultural level) was tested in a sample of 76 adolescent attempters. Little evidence of mediation was found. Hopelessness proved to be the best predictor of suicidal intent & ideation. Contrary to expectation, higher socioeconomic status related to more serious suicidal intent. (51 refs.)