ERIC Number: ED147674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Stressful Life Events, Locus of Control, and Suicidal Ideation.
Crepeau, James J.
Numerous studies involving suicide attempters and those who commit suicide suggest that the suicidal individual perceives limited control over the environment, the occurrence of stressful life events and a diminished probability of future success. Results of the present study indicate a relationship between the frequency of suicidal thoughts among college students and depression, externally on a locus of control scale and a reduced generalized expectancy for future success. The relationship between frequency of suicidal thoughts and stressful life events is less apparent. Similar findings are evident for suicide attempters. Implications of the findings and suggested directions for future research are also discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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