Year: 2009 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.39, no.5, (October 2009), p.499-507 SIEC No: 20091082

This study hypothesized that: hope would negatively predict burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, & acquired capability to enact lethal injury; hope would negatively predict suicide ideation; & interpersonal suicide risk factors would predict suicide ideation. Results indicated hope negatively predicted burdensomeness & thwarted belongingness, but positively predicted acquired capability to enact suicide. Contrary to the second hypothesis, hope did not predict suicide ideation but interpersnal risk factors for suicide did. Results are discussed in terms of implications for hope theory & Joiner’s (2005) interpersonal risk factors for suicide, & for clinical practice. (40 refs.)