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Article: Suicide and unemployment: What are the missing links?

TitleSuicide and unemployment: What are the missing links?
Authors
KeywordsPsychological autopsy
Suicide
Unemployment
Issue Date2007
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.asp
Citation
Archives Of Suicide Research, 2007, v. 11 n. 4, p. 327-335 How to Cite?
AbstractThe suicide rate has been paralleled by an upward trend of unemployment in Hong Kong since 1997. This study aims to explore the unknown suicide-related factors among the unemployed. This information is useful in developing culturally specific suicide prevention initiatives related to unemployment. Seventy-six suicide deceased and 15 life subjects who were unemployed were selected from a previous psychological autopsy study. Logistic regression models were employed to estimate the relative suicide risks among the unemployed people. Among the unemployed, the suicide deceased were more likely to be male, had suffered from psychiatric illness, and had attempted suicide before. They also had acquired less competent social problem solving skills. Comparison with a small control group creates a generalizability problem. Suicide prevention for the unemployed could be done through mental health awareness programs; problem-solving skills training for attempters and males; and vocational training and job opportunities for discharged psychiatric patients and rehabilitees.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87828
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.808
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.905
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dc.contributor.authorChan, WSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:34:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationArchives Of Suicide Research, 2007, v. 11 n. 4, p. 327-335en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1381-1118en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe suicide rate has been paralleled by an upward trend of unemployment in Hong Kong since 1997. This study aims to explore the unknown suicide-related factors among the unemployed. This information is useful in developing culturally specific suicide prevention initiatives related to unemployment. Seventy-six suicide deceased and 15 life subjects who were unemployed were selected from a previous psychological autopsy study. Logistic regression models were employed to estimate the relative suicide risks among the unemployed people. Among the unemployed, the suicide deceased were more likely to be male, had suffered from psychiatric illness, and had attempted suicide before. They also had acquired less competent social problem solving skills. Comparison with a small control group creates a generalizability problem. Suicide prevention for the unemployed could be done through mental health awareness programs; problem-solving skills training for attempters and males; and vocational training and job opportunities for discharged psychiatric patients and rehabilitees.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofArchives of Suicide Researchen_HK
dc.subjectPsychological autopsyen_HK
dc.subjectSuicideen_HK
dc.subjectUnemploymenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshForensic Psychiatryen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSuicide - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshUnemployment - psychology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleSuicide and unemployment: What are the missing links?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1381-1118&volume=11&spage=327&epage=335&date=2007&atitle=Suicide+and+unemployment:+What+are+the+missing+links?en_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, PWC: paulw@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13811110701541905en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume11en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage327en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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