Latina adolescent suicide ideations and attempts: Associations with connectedness to parents, peers, and teachers

Citation

De Luca, Susan M.; Wyman, Peter; & Warren, Keith (2012). Latina adolescent suicide ideations and attempts: Associations with connectedness to parents, peers, and teachers. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. vol. 42 (6) pp. 672-683

Abstract

Associations between suicidal behavior and social-ecological variables were examined among 1,618 Latina high school students (mean age = 15) from the nationally representative Add Health sample (68% were U.S.-born). Ideations were associated with having a suicidal friend, lower perceived father support, and overall parental caring. Attempts were associated with having a suicidal friend, and lower perceived teacher and parental support. Peer and mother relationship variables were not predictors of ideations or attempts. The protective role of father and teacher support has not previously been emphasized in the literature. Strengthening connections to parents and teachers may reduce suicidal behavior in adolescent Latinas.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1943-278X.2012.00121.x

Keyword(s)

Suicide

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

Author(s)

De Luca, Susan M.
Wyman, Peter
Warren, Keith

Year Published

2012

Volume Number

42

Issue Number

6

Pages

672-683

DOI

10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00121.x

Reference ID

1701