Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Adolescence, v.26, no.6, (December 2003), p.703-716 SIEC No: 20041365

The present study aimed to examine cross-sectional predictors of suicidal cognition in adolescents, focusing on the unique influence of ‘direct victimization’ at school by peers & at home by parents. Thoughts of suicide & self-harm in the previous 6 months were reported by almost a fourth of the whole sample. Direct victimization at home by the father for boys & by the father & mother for girls significantly predicted suicidal cognition. Further findings are discussed. (37 refs)