ERIC Number: EJ1090431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Influence of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training on Resident Assistants' Mental Health
Becker, Martin A. Swanbrow; Drum, David J.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n1 p76-88 2015
This study explored the mental health influence on resident assistants associated with their training in suicide prevention and their subsequent role as campus mental health gatekeepers. Despite considerable prior personal experience with their own suicidal thinking as well as with others who have thoughts of suicide, a multiple regression analysis revealed that resident assistants in this study appear resilient to situational stress experienced with resident mental health interventions. Implications for campus gatekeeper training are discussed.
Descriptors: Prevention, Suicide, Influences, Mental Health, Multiple Regression Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Resident Advisers, College Students, Questionnaires, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas