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ERIC Number: EJ785408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Protecting Urban American Indian Young People from Suicide
Pettingell, Sandra L.; Bearinger, Linda H.; Skay, Carol L.; Resnick, Michael D.; Potthoff, Sandra K.; Eichhorn, John
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n5 p465-476 Sep-Oct 2008
Objective: To examine the likelihood of a past suicide attempt for urban American Indian boys and girls, given salient risk and protective factors. Methods: Survey data from 569 urban American Indian, ages 9-15, in-school youths. Logistic regression determined probabilities of past suicide attempts. Results: For girls, suicidal histories were associated with substance use (risk) and positive mood (protective); probabilities ranged from 6.0% to 57.0%. For boys, probabilities for models with violence perpetration (risk), parent prosocial behavior norms (protective), and positive mood (protective) ranged from 1.0% to 38.0%. Conclusions: Highlights the value of assessing both risk and protective factors for suicidal vulnerability and prioritizing prevention strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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