Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.1, (Spring 1999), p. 58-71 SIEC No: 19990234

Predictions generated from deCatanzaro’s model of self-preservation & self-destruction were tested among 175 university students using variables constructed from a 164-item questionnaire. Multiple regression showed that benefit to kin was the best predictor of both depression & hopelessness. Discriminant analysis showed that reproductive potential of kin significantly differentiated suicide attempters from nonattempters. Overall, results support & extend deCatanzaro’s model & empirical findings.