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ERIC Number: EJ1077556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
Micro- and Macrosystem Predictors of High School Male Suicidal Behaviors
Beck-Cross, Cathy; Cooper, Robyn
Children & Schools, v37 n4 p231-239 Oct 2015
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 19 years, with male adolescents four times more likely to die than their female peers. This study used Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model to examine micro- and macrosystems as predictors of suicidal behaviors through responses by male adolescents (N = 9,910) to a statewide youth survey. Findings show that the micro- and macrosystems of race and ethnicity, individual risky and resilient behaviors, family, school, and community were significant predictors of suicide intent, suicide attempt, or both. Recommendations for school social workers are provided for individual, family, school, and community interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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