Is IQ in Childhood Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts? Findings from The Mater University Study of Pregnancy and Its Outcomes

Alati, Rosa, Gunnell, David, Najman, Jake, Williams, Gail and Lawlor, Debbie (2009) Is IQ in Childhood Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts? Findings from The Mater University Study of Pregnancy and Its Outcomes. Suicide and life-threatening behavior, 39 3: 282-293. doi:10.1521/suli.2009.39.3.282


Author Alati, Rosa
Gunnell, David
Najman, Jake
Williams, Gail
Lawlor, Debbie
Title Is IQ in Childhood Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts? Findings from The Mater University Study of Pregnancy and Its Outcomes
Journal name Suicide and life-threatening behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0363-0234
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1521/suli.2009.39.3.282
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 282
End page 293
Total pages 12
Editor Silverman, Morton.
Place of publication New York, USA
Publisher Guilford Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
C1
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Abstract This study explores associations of IQ at age 14 with adult symptoms of suicidal thoughts and attempts at age 21. Analysis was based on the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes, an Australian prospective birth cohort study started in Brisbane Australia in 1981. We assessed associations with suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts. We used two measures of IQ: the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and the Wide Range Achievement Test. In multivariable analyses, there was an inverse association between Raven's IQ and suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts, but no strong evidence of an association between the WRAT3 and the three suicidal items. Specific aspects of intelligence may be associated with suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts.
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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