Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.2, (Summer 1997), p.164-175 SIEC No: 19970709

This study identifies the correlates of current suicide ideation & past suicide attempts among 555 adolescents in a juvenile detention centre. Suicidal behavior in boys was associated with depression & social isolation, whereas suicidal behaviour in girls was associated with impulsivity & instability. Past attempts were associated with ideation & ineffective coping for males, with major life events & impulsivity for females. Not residing with a parent prior to detention was a factor for both.