Year: 2005 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.9, no.2, (2005), p.163-176 SIEC No: 20051271

This study investigated perceived academic performance & self-reported suicidal behaviour in adolescents, mean age 13 years, from 27 South Australian high schools. The authors found that groups perceiving their academic performance as failing, below average, average & above average were significantly different on a variety of measures. Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that failing academic performance (compared to above average) is associated with a 5-fold increased likelihood of a suicide attempt. (55 refs)