Year: 2000 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.30, no.3, (Fall 2000), p.183-198 SIEC No: 20000449

This study examined child maltreatment, family instability, & poor general family environment as early negative life events, & examined self-esteem, locus of control, hopelessness, & problem-solving deficits as cognitive factors. A series of structural equation analyses indicated that early negative life events have a mild impact on suicidal behaviour, but a stronger impact on cognitive deficits, which in turn have a strong impact on suicidal behaviour. (70 refs.)