Year: 2001 Source: Pediatrics, v.107, no.3, (March 2001), p.485-493 SIEC No: 20050395

The purpose of this study was to identify risk & protective factors for suicide attempts among black, Hispanic, & white male & female adolescents in the United States. The authors found that perceived parent & family connectedness was protective against suicide attempts for black, Hispanic, & white adolescents. For girls, emotional well being was also protective for all ethnic groups studied, while a high grade point average was an additional protective factor for all boys. Further findings are discussed. (57 refs)