Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Child and Family Studies, v.15, no.3, (June 2006), p.255-270 SIEC No: 20100526

Family risk & protective factors were compared among potential high school dropouts with & without suicide-risk behaviours. The extent to which these factors predict categories of suicide-risk behaviours was examined. Based upon suicide-risk status, 1,083 potential dropouts were defined as belonging to 1 of 4 groups: 573 no risk, 242 low risk, 137 moderate risk, & 131 high risk. Results showed significant group differences in all youth self-reported family risk & protective factors. Increased risk was associated with perceived conflict with parents, unmet family goals, & family depression. Decreased levels of risk were associated with perceived parental involvement & family support for school. (36 refs.) JA