ERIC Number: EJ1017972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
High Suicidal Ideation and Psychosocial Variables in University Students
Sanchez-Teruel, David; Garcia-Leon, Ana; Muela-Martinez, Jose A.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v11 n2 p429-450 Sep 2013
Introduction: The college students have high rates of suicidal ideation often associated with psychosocial factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether some of these psychosocial variables are related to the high prevalence of suicidal ideation in a College Spanish. Method: Participants (n = 40), aged between 21 and 34 years, Mean = 23.90 years and Standard Deviation = 3.003) were divided into two groups according to scores on the Inventory of Beck Suicide Ideation (SSI) (greater than 10 points) and, moreover, we applied various psychosocial measures. Results: The results showed that students more likely to have suicidal ideation are less optimistic, have poorer social skills and less social support. Conclusions: Early identification of psychosocial factors related to high ideation may help prevent dangerous situations in this collective suicide.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Suicide, Incidence, Psychological Patterns, Attribution Theory, Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Interpersonal Competence
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site: http://www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org/revista/new/english/presentacion.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attribution Style Questionnaire; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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