Year: 2009 Source: Thesis (M.Sc.)-Queen's University, (September 2009). 96p. SIEC No: 20100201

2 studies were done to increase knowledge on the relationship of depression, hopelessness, & psychache to suicidality. In Study 1, regression analyses showed psychache was most strongly associated with suicidality in a sample of 1475 university students, but depression & hopelessness still contributed unique variance in the prediction of some suicidal outcomes. In Study 2, a subset of 90 suicide ideators & attempters completed identical tests 10 weeks later & another 10 weeks later, 56 of the 90 students did the tests. Again, regression analyses revealed psychache was most strongly associated with suicidality. Theoretical & practical implications for the statistical prediction of suicide are discussed.

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