Year: 2002 Source: The Spanish Journal of Psychology, v.5, no.1, (2002), p.20-28 SIEC No: 20052019

This study was done to assess the psychological & family factors associated with suicidal ideation in pre-adolescent children. A sample of 361 students were studied; their average age was 9 years old. Two groups were formed on the basis of the presence or absence of suicidal ideation. Students with suicidal ideation generally presented greater depressive symptoms & lower self-esteem. Identifying these risk factors in pre-adolescents may have an impact on prevention of suicidal behaviour at higher risk ages. (LC) (58 refs)