ERIC Number: EJ1160561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Ethnic Identity and Loneliness in Predicting Suicide Risk in Latino College Students
Chang, Edward C.; Díaz, Lizbeth; Lucas, Abigael G.; Lee, Jerin; Powell, Nicholas J.; Kafelghazal, Sally; Chartier, Sarah J.; Morris, Lily E.; Marshall-Broaden, Tey'Ariana M.; Hirsch, Jameson K.; Jeglic, Elizabeth L.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n4 p470-485 Nov 2017
This study examined the role of ethnic identity and loneliness as predictors of suicide risk, namely, hopelessness and suicidal behaviors, in Latino college students. One hundred sixty Latino students completed a survey assessing for the aforementioned constructs. Results of conducting regression analyses indicated that ethnic identity was a significant predictor of suicide risk. When loneliness was added into the regression model, it was found to account for a significant amount of incremental variance in both of the suicide risk indices. Our findings indicate that ethnic identity dimensions and loneliness are involved in suicide risk among Latinos.
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Ethnicity, Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Predictor Variables, Suicide, Student Surveys, Regression (Statistics), Risk Assessment, Self Concept Measures, Correlation, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; UCLA Loneliness Scale; Hopelessness Scale
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