ERIC Number: EJ1094846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Peer Victimization and Suicidal Behaviors among High School Youth
Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Leech, Nancy L.
Journal of School Violence, v15 n3 p302-321 2016
This study examined the association between various types of peer-directed violence and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 15,425 high school students completed the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. All types of peer victimization (bullying, physical violence, and dating violence) were found to be consistent predictors of suicide attempts, though no peer-directed violence was significantly related to suicidal ideation and interpersonal violence was negatively related to having a suicide plan. Few gender differences were observed. Findings have implications for practice including the importance of utilizing an integrated violence prevention approach and implementing a comprehensive suicide prevention program that includes effective suicide risk assessments.
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Bullying, Violence, Dating (Social), Health Behavior, Risk, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences, Sexual Abuse, Correlation, Racial Differences, Experience, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A