Personality Traits and Cognitive Styles as Risk Factors for Serious Suicide Attempts among Young People

Personality Traits and Cognitive Styles as Risk Factors for Serious Suicide Attempts among Young... The contribution of a series of measures of personality and/or cognitive style to serious suicide attempt risk in young people was examined in a case‐control study. Individuals making suicide attempts had elevated odds of hopelessness, neuroticism, introversion, low self‐esteem, impulsiveness, and external locus of control. When allowance was made for intercorrelations between these measures, hopelessness, neuroticism, and external locus of control remained significant risk factors for serious suicide attempt; self‐esteem, extraversion, and impulsiveness were not significantly associated with suicide attempt risk. Nonsignificant findings were explained by the presence of substantial correlations between these measures and measures of hopelessness, neuroticism, and external locus of control. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Wiley

Personality Traits and Cognitive Styles as Risk Factors for Serious Suicide Attempts among Young People

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1999 The American Association for Suicidology
ISSN
0363-0234
eISSN
1943-278X
D.O.I.
10.1111/j.1943-278X.1999.tb00761.x
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Abstract

The contribution of a series of measures of personality and/or cognitive style to serious suicide attempt risk in young people was examined in a case‐control study. Individuals making suicide attempts had elevated odds of hopelessness, neuroticism, introversion, low self‐esteem, impulsiveness, and external locus of control. When allowance was made for intercorrelations between these measures, hopelessness, neuroticism, and external locus of control remained significant risk factors for serious suicide attempt; self‐esteem, extraversion, and impulsiveness were not significantly associated with suicide attempt risk. Nonsignificant findings were explained by the presence of substantial correlations between these measures and measures of hopelessness, neuroticism, and external locus of control.

Journal

Suicide and Life-Threatening BehaviorWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1999

References

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    Frances, Frances; Fyer, Fyer; Clarkin, Clarkin
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    MacLeavey, MacLeavey; Daly, Daly; Murray, Murray; O'Riordan, O'Riordan; Taylor, Taylor
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    Pfeffer, Pfeffer; Newcorn, Newcorn; Kaplan, Kaplan; Mizruchi, Mizruchi; Plutchik, Plutchik
  • Perceived peer and family relationships, hopelessness and locus of control as factors in adolescent suicide attempts
    Topol, Topol; Reznikoff, Reznikoff

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