Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v.31, no.1, (March 2002), p.27-40 SIEC No: 20021098

This article examined predictors of suicidality (ideation & attempts) among 348 adolescent runaways using sex-specific models that tested the impact of the three domains of the Social Action Model: individual characteristics, interpersonal influences, & life events. 25% of the girls & 14% of the boys had attempted suicide at least once. Findings suggest some sex-specific interventions, but decreasing emotional distress & lessening the influence of suicidal friends may be useful for both boys & girls. (77 refs)