Year: 1992 Source: British Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.31, (1992), p.181-190 SIEC No: 20060183

This study used a multidimensional approach to examine the association between perfectionism & suicide threat. It also examined whether perfectionism variables predicted variance in suicide threat & intention that is not accounted for by other well-known predictors. A sample of 87 psychiatric patients were studied. Analyses revealed that socially prescribed perfectionism was the only perfectionism dimension correlated significantly with suicide threat & intent. Overall, findings suggest that suicide potential is associated with a dispositional tendency to perceive that other people are unrealistic in their expectations for the self. (43 refs.)