Locus of Control is a measure of whether a young person feels in charge of their life (internal LOC), or whether they are a straw in the wind, controlled by others, school and the world (external LOC). The key finding for this paper was that suicidal behaviour in young people was more likely in young people with an external LOC
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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1993. Locus of Control as an Indicator of Risk for Suicidal Behaviour among Adolescents, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88:409-414.
Parental Bonding and Vulnerability to Adolescent Suicide
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Martin, G. & Waite, S., 1994. Parental bonding and vulnerability to adolescent suicide. Acta Psychiatrica Scand., 89:246-254.
Results from this early study suggested that physical contact experience (frequency and quality of touch) reflects different parenting styles, and may be a vulnerability factor for a range of difficulties among adolescents.
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Pearce, C., Martin, G., & Wood, K., 1995. The Significance of Touch for Perceptions of Parenting and Psychological Adjustment among Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34:2, 160–167.
This paper looked at four clinical aspects of suicidality in young people, and their ability singly and together to predict suicide attempt.
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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1994. Predicting suicide attempts among adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scand., 90: 324-328.