Suicidal Ideation Among Canadian youth: A multivariate Analysis

Suicidal Ideation Among Canadian youth: A multivariate Analysis

Suicidal Ideation Among Canadian youth: A multivariate Analysis

Suicidal Ideation Among Canadian youth: A multivariate Analysiss

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Référence bibliographique [1751]

Peter, Tracey, Roberts, Lance W. et Buzdugan, Raluca. 2008. «Suicidal Ideation Among Canadian youth: A multivariate Analysis ». Archives of Suicide Research, vol. 12, no 3, p. 263-275.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
« By recognizing that suicide prevention research contains gaps in understanding socially based risk and protective factors through representative population surveys, the current paper investigates the social determinants of suicidal ideation among young people in Canada. » (p. 264)

« [...] we address the following two questions. First, what proportion of youth experience suicidal ideation? Second, what are the factors that may elevate or reduce suicidal ideation among children and youth? » (p. 264)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
« Data for the current study were derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) Cycle 5, conducted in 2002/03 by Statistics Canada in partnership with Social Development Canada. The original sample consisted of 2,806 youth between the ages of 12 and 15. » (p. 265-266)


Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé

« A multivariate model was developed incorporating various socio-demographic, social-environmental, and social-psychological factors in an attempt to predict suicidal ideation among Canadian youth. The main research objective sought to determine what socially-based factors elevate or reduce suicidal ideation within this population. […] Results reveal statistically significant correlations between suicide ideation and some lesser examined socially-based measures. In particular, ability to communicate feelings, negative attachment to parents/guardians, taunting/bullying or abuse, and presence of deviant peers were significant predictors of suicidal ideation. As expected, depression/anxiety, gender, and age were also correlated with thoughts of suicide. […] Research findings should help foster a better understanding towards the social elements of suicide and provide insight into how suicide prevention strategies may be improved through an increased emphasis on substance use education, direct targeting of dysfunctional families and deviant peer groups, and exploring more avenues of self-expression for youth. » (p. 263)