Year: 1999 Source: The Journal of Genetic Psychology, v.160, no.1, (March 1999), p.105-114 SIEC No: 20020029

200 English-Canadian & 558 French-Canadian high school students participated in this study of the relationship between suicide ideation & selected variables (age, gender, self-esteem, locus of control, stress, social support, anomy, health, alcohol & drug use), with the effect of depression removed. Partial correlation analyses showed that removal of the effect of depression resulted in a loss of or a reduction in the respective relationships between suicide ideation & its correlates. The results suggest that researchers must control for depression if they want to ascertain true correlates of suicidal behaviour. (73 refs.)