ERIC Number: EJ1052402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Belongingness and Suicidal Ideation in College Students
Ploskonka, Rachel A.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.
Journal of American College Health, v63 n2 p81-87 2015
Objective: In this study, the relationships between 3 specific domains of belongingness (ie, family, peers, and academic institution) were examined with respect to suicidal ideation. Participants: A sample (N = 249) of undergraduate students was recruited from a large, midwestern university during the Spring 2013 semester. Methods: Multiple regression analysis examined whether the 3 specific domains of belongingness (ie, family, peers, and academic institution) significantly contributed to explaining variance in suicidal ideation. Results: Findings indicated that the 3 domains of belongingness accounted for 9.4% of the variance for suicidal ideation. Family belongingness was the only domain of belongingness that made a significant, unique, and negative contribution to suicidal ideation. Conclusions: Students' family belongingness seems to have a significant role in their manifestation of suicidal ideation.
Descriptors: Suicide, Family Relationship, Role, Peer Relationship, Student School Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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