Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v.32, no.3, (September 2003), p.386-395 SIEC No: 20040636

The authors examined the relative importance of diagnostic & psychosocial factors in the prediction of adolescent suicidal ideation. 73 high school students exhibiting emotional disturbance in the school setting completed a diagnostic interview & self-report measures assessing social support, family environment, negative life events, & problem solving. Using hierarchical regression analyses, only the presence of a pure internalizing disorder predicted suicidal ideation in addition to psychosocial variables. (72 refs)