CitationMata, A. D.; Grogan, L. E.; & Shellenbarger, C. (2018). Biopsychosocial differential predictors of suicide and bullying. In Terry, Patti Price Ron (Ed.), Understanding Suicide: Perspectives, risk factors and gender differences (pp. 139-164). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
AbstractSuicide, the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds globally (WHO, 2017), is undoubtedly connected to another ubiquitous problem during adolescence, bullying. However, the connection between suicide and bullying is misunderstood at times, because some believe that bullying causes suicide. Psychological research conveys a different picture in that it shows that suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior represent possible risks for adolescents who experience bullying. Being bullied, however, does not cause suicidal ideation or suicidal behavior because not everyone who is bullied engages in suicidality. The limitation of previous research is that most previous research focuses on the individuals who experience suicidal thoughts and behaviors after they have been bullied. Far fewer research investigates factors that differentiate those who were bullied and experienced suicidal thoughts and behaviors compared to those who did not. This study used data from 2,386 7th through 12th graders who completed Wave I of Add Health. Results revealed that sex, grade point average, self-esteem, depression, optimism, sense of school belongingness, and closeness to both mothers and fathers differentiated youth who were bullied and experienced suicidality compared to youth who were bullied and did not experience suicidality. Implications of these findings for intervention programming are discussed.
NotesExport Date: 3 July 2018
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleUnderstanding Suicide: Perspectives, risk factors and gender differences
Author(s)Mata, A. D.
Grogan, L. E.