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Article: Suicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influences
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TitleSuicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influences
 
AuthorsChan, WSC2
Law, CK2
Liu, KY2 1
Wong, PWC2
Law, YW2
Yip, PSF2
 
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
 
CitationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 4, p. 278-284 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-008-0434-x
 
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.
 
ISSN0933-7954
2013 Impact Factor: 2.575
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-008-0434-x
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000265399300004
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, CK
 
dc.contributor.authorLiu, KY
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWC
 
dc.contributor.authorLaw, YW
 
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
 
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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.
 
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dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, v. 44 n. 4, p. 278-284 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-008-0434-x
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000265399300004
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.subjectAdolescents
 
dc.subjectChinese
 
dc.subjectFamily responsibility
 
dc.subjectNegative coping
 
dc.subjectSuicidal ideation
 
dc.titleSuicidality in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: The role of family and cultural influences
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Columbia University in the City of New York
  2. The University of Hong Kong