Year: 2007 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.37, no.6, (December 2007), p.641-647 SIEC No: 20080321

Interpersonal responses to a depressed person with or without a suicide attempt were examined. It was hypothesized that the depressed person who attempted suicide would receive higher negative attributions & interpersonal rejection, & that attributions would mediate the relationship between exposure to a depressed person & rejection. Contrary to the hypotheses, respondents were more willing to interact with, held higher esteem for, & endorsed lower negative attributions for the depressed person who attempted suicide. Mediation hypotheses were supported. (26 refs.)