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ERIC Number: EJ1107973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Victimization and Suicidality among Female College Students
Leone, Janel M.; Carroll, James M.
Journal of American College Health, v64 n6 p421-428 2016
Objective: To investigate the predictive role of victimization in suicidality among college women. Participants: Female respondents to the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (N = 258). Methods: Multivariate logistic regression analyses examined the relationship between victimization and suicidality. Results: Emotional victimization (odds ratio [OR] = 11.79, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.43, 57.19, p < 0.01), physical victimization (OR = 6.10, 95% CI = 1.49, 25.08, p < 0.05), and sexual victimization (OR = 7.53, 95% CI = 2.06, 27.50, p < 0.01) were all significantly associated with an increased odds of suicidality even after considering the role of depression, anxiety, and stress. Conclusions: Victimization is a significant and independent predictor of suicidality among college women. Controlling for relevant psychological health-related variables, college women who reported any of the 3 types of victimization had more than 8 times the odds of suicidality compared with nonvictims.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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