Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.1, (Spring 1999), p.37-47 SIEC No: 19990232

The contribution of personality &/or cognitive style to serious suicide attempt risk in young people was examined in a case-control study. Individuals making suicide attempts had elevated odds of hopelessness, neuroticism, introversion, low self-esteem, impulsiveness, & external locus of control. When allowance was made for intercorrelations among these meausres, hopelessness, neuroticism, & external locus of control remained significant risk factors for serious suicide attempts. (40 refs.)