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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2004 Spring;34(1):12-23.

An investigation of differences between self-injurious behavior and suicide attempts in a sample of adolescents.

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Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2892, USA. jjwrangham@hotmail.com

Abstract

Data from 390 high school students were collected to examine potential differences between adolescents who had attempted suicide and those who engaged in self-injurious behavior on measures of depression, suicidal ideation, and attitudes toward life and death. Significant differences were found between controls and the self-harm groups on all dependent variables. A significant difference on attitudes toward life was found between the self-injury and suicide attempt groups. Post-hoc regression analyses showed that measures of depression, suicide ideation, and attitudes towards life predicted participants' self-harm categorization. These findings provide preliminary evidence that self-injurious behavior is different from attempted suicide among a community sample of adolescents.

PMID:
15106884
DOI:
10.1521/suli.34.1.12.27769
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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