Activity Profiles Among Suicidal and Non-suicidal High-Risk and Typical Adolescents
Mazza J J~~Eggert L L
The purpose of this study was to compare weekly activities among 4 groups of randomly selected high-risk & typical high school students. Of the 1,286 participants, 39.4% of high-risk & 30.1% of typical high school students, screened in at suicide-risk. Weekly activity profile comparisons across the 4 groups showed that suicide-risk adolescents, regardless of potential dropout status, engaged in more solitary activities on weekdays & weekends than did their non-suicide risk peers. Implications of the study findings are discussed for identifying suicide-risk youth & for prevention programming.