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ERIC Number: EJ731840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Perceived Academic Performance, Self-Esteem and Locus of Control as Indicators of Need for Assessment of Adolescent Suicide Risk: Implications for Teachers
Martin, Graham; Richardson, Angela S.; Bergen, Helen A.; Roeger, Leigh; Allison, Stephen
Journal of Adolescence, v28 n1 p75-87 Feb 2005
Introduction: There is currently a need for research into indicators that could be used by non-clinical professionals working with young people, to inform the need for referral for further clinical assessment of those at risk of suicide. Method: Participants of this repeated measures longitudinal study, were 2603, 2485, and 2246 school students aged 13, 14, and 15, respectively, from 27 South Australian Schools. Results: Perceived academic performance, self-esteem and locus of control are significantly associated with suicidality. Further, logistic regression of longitudinal results suggests that perceived academic performance, over and above self-esteem and locus of control, in some instances, is a good long-term predictor of suicidality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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