Year: 2005 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.35, no.1, (February 2005), p.14-34 SIEC No: 20050863

The purpose of this study was to explore the roles of anxiety, depression, & hopelessness as mediators between known risk factors & suicidal behaviours among 1,287 potential high school dropouts. A model was tested that posited the relationships among these variables & their effects on suicidal behaviours. The results showed direct effects of depression & hopelessness on suicidal behaviours for males, & direct effects of hopelessness for females. Family support had indirect effects on suicidal behaviour through anxiety, & drug involvement showed both direct & indirect effects. (86 refs)