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Article: Suicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influences

TitleSuicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influences
Authors
KeywordsAdolescents
Chinese
Family responsibility
Negative coping
Suicidal ideation
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127
Citation
Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 4, p. 278-284 How to Cite?
Abstract
Background: Adolescent suicidal ideation has found to predict suicidal behaviors and psychopathology in adulthood. Previous studies focused solely on the medical and environmental risk factors, which were insufficient to give a holistic picture of adolescent suicidality. Objectives: To assess the role of affective and cognitive attributes in the identification and prevention of adolescent suicidal ideation. Method: A community sample of 511 participants (age 15-19 years) were asked to indicate their suicidality in the 12 months and in their lifetime. Generalized estimating equation regression models were used to examine the effect of psychosocial and socio-environmental correlates in relation to adolescent suicidal ideation. Results: The data show that perceived responsibilities for family was the only protective factor, while a coping mechanism by behavioral disengagement, severity of depressive symptoms, a history of deliberate self-harm, chronic physical illness or pain, media reporting of suicide news, and low household income were the risk factors for adolescent suicidal ideation. Conclusions: The results suggest that a multilayer effort for preventing adolescent suicide is needed by providing support for children in deprived families; enhancing life skills in the teens; strengthening family relationship; improving mental and health services; and promoting responsible media reporting on suicide. © Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60963
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2013 Impact Factor: 2.575
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Chief Executive Community
Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Funding Information:

The current study was supported by the Chief Executive Community Projects and Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The authors thank all of those who contributed to the administration of the survey, and most especially those who participated in the survey. The authors are grateful to the many useful comments from the two reviewers.

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dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLiu, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, YWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 4, p. 278-284en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Adolescent suicidal ideation has found to predict suicidal behaviors and psychopathology in adulthood. Previous studies focused solely on the medical and environmental risk factors, which were insufficient to give a holistic picture of adolescent suicidality. Objectives: To assess the role of affective and cognitive attributes in the identification and prevention of adolescent suicidal ideation. Method: A community sample of 511 participants (age 15-19 years) were asked to indicate their suicidality in the 12 months and in their lifetime. Generalized estimating equation regression models were used to examine the effect of psychosocial and socio-environmental correlates in relation to adolescent suicidal ideation. Results: The data show that perceived responsibilities for family was the only protective factor, while a coping mechanism by behavioral disengagement, severity of depressive symptoms, a history of deliberate self-harm, chronic physical illness or pain, media reporting of suicide news, and low household income were the risk factors for adolescent suicidal ideation. Conclusions: The results suggest that a multilayer effort for preventing adolescent suicide is needed by providing support for children in deprived families; enhancing life skills in the teens; strengthening family relationship; improving mental and health services; and promoting responsible media reporting on suicide. © Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 2008.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen_HK
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dc.subjectAdolescentsen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectFamily responsibilityen_HK
dc.subjectNegative copingen_HK
dc.subjectSuicidal ideationen_HK
dc.subject.meshCulture-
dc.subject.meshFamily Relations-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic-
dc.subject.meshSuicide - ethnology - trends-
dc.titleSuicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influencesen_HK
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