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ERIC Number: EJ785892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Depression Moderated the Effect of Exposure to Suicide News on Suicidality among College Students in Taiwan
Chiu, Szu-Hua; Ko, Huei-Chen; Wu, Jo Yung-Wei
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n5 p585-592 Oct 2007
The present study was designed to examine whether age, gender, and depression level may moderate the effect of exposure to suicide news on the suicidality of college students in Taiwan. A representative sample of 3,222 college students were recruited from Southern Taiwan with a total of 2,602 useable surveys returned. Results showed that only depression level reached a significant moderating effect and further examination showed that the exposure to suicide news significantly predicted suicidality solely in the severely depressed group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan