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Article: Factors related to suicidal ideation among adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleFactors related to suicidal ideation among adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherBaywood Publishing Co., Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=1054-1373
Citation
Illness Crisis And Loss, 2010, v. 18 n. 4, p. 341-354 How to Cite?
AbstractThe study investigated the relations among suicidal ideation, general mental health status (domains: depression, lack of confidence and uselessness; measured by the shorter General Health Questionnaire [GHQ]), and psychosocial difficulties and strengths with 2638 secondary school students in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional survey using self-report questionnaires was carried out. Suicidal ideation was assessed by four relevant items on GHQ. Overall prevalence of suicidal ideation was revealed to be 14.6%, with 1.9% at severe level. Binary logistic regression indicated that factors associated with increased level of suicidal ideation were being female, lack of confidence, conduct disorder, and emotional symptoms. Factors associated with lowered level of suicidal ideation were spirituality, tranquility, resilience, and being in senior grades. The prevalence of suicidal ideation revealed in this study is lower than findings of other local studies which included nonschool participants. This seems to confirm the overemphasis of academic achievements in Chinese culture. Similar to Western studies, being female appeared to be a risk factor in the current study, but showed a relatively lower odds ratio (1.67, versus over 2 in Western studies). Suicidal ideation among male Chinese adolescents appeared to be more prevalent than we used to believe. Apart from addressing risk factors and psychopathology, the findings of the current study point to the desirability of also addressing the spiritual and meaning domains in suicide prevention. © 2010, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128498
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.174
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dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe study investigated the relations among suicidal ideation, general mental health status (domains: depression, lack of confidence and uselessness; measured by the shorter General Health Questionnaire [GHQ]), and psychosocial difficulties and strengths with 2638 secondary school students in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional survey using self-report questionnaires was carried out. Suicidal ideation was assessed by four relevant items on GHQ. Overall prevalence of suicidal ideation was revealed to be 14.6%, with 1.9% at severe level. Binary logistic regression indicated that factors associated with increased level of suicidal ideation were being female, lack of confidence, conduct disorder, and emotional symptoms. Factors associated with lowered level of suicidal ideation were spirituality, tranquility, resilience, and being in senior grades. The prevalence of suicidal ideation revealed in this study is lower than findings of other local studies which included nonschool participants. This seems to confirm the overemphasis of academic achievements in Chinese culture. Similar to Western studies, being female appeared to be a risk factor in the current study, but showed a relatively lower odds ratio (1.67, versus over 2 in Western studies). Suicidal ideation among male Chinese adolescents appeared to be more prevalent than we used to believe. Apart from addressing risk factors and psychopathology, the findings of the current study point to the desirability of also addressing the spiritual and meaning domains in suicide prevention. © 2010, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.en_HK
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