Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v.30, no.5, (October 2001), p.641-651 SIEC No: 20030771

The objective of this paper is to report on the role of self-image as an internal factor in suicide attempts of adolescents. Three groups of adolescents: suicide attempters, nonsuicidal psychiatric outpatients, & controls, were administered questionnaires. The factors discriminating suicidal adolescents from the other 2 groups were increased number of siblings, being the older children, & negativity in the familial aspect of the self-image. Fidnings are discussed. (45 refs)