Year: 1996 Source: Death Studies, v.20, no.3, (May-June 1996), p.237-246 SIEC No: 19990114

282 university students completed measures of depression, family environment, attitudes towards life & death, & suicidality. Family cohesion accounted for 14.6% of the variance in suicidality, while repulsion by death & attraction to life accounted for an additional 1.3% & 1.4% of the variance. Depression accounted for no significant variance in suicidality. Results suggest that interventions which focus on the family might lessen the likelihood of suicide becoming an option for young adults.