Year: 2006 Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research, v.30, no.4, (August 2006), p.457-467 SIEC No: 20080390

This study evaluated the association of perceived burdensomeness & key suicide-related variables in 343 adult outpatients of the Florida State University Psychology Clinic. Perceived burdensomeness remained a significant predictor of suicidality indicators above & beyond the contribution of one of the most robust predictors of suicidality, hopelessness. Results suggest both burdensomeness & hopelessness display predictive power with regards to suicidal behaviour & perceived burdensomeness displayed the signature of a resilient suicide risk factor. (20 refs.)