ERIC Number: EJ785899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Proximate Outcomes of Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
Cross, Wendi; Matthieu, Monica M.; Cerel, Julie; Know, Kerry L.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n6 p659-670 Dec 2007
In this pilot study we report on proximate outcomes of a 1-hour community gatekeeper training in-service for 76 nonclinical employees in a university hospital workplace setting. Pre-post analyses resulted in positive changes in participants' knowledge about suicide and attitudes (self-efficacy) about intervening with suicidal individuals. A subset of participants engaged in role play practice of gatekeeper skills following training and rated the experience positively. Fifty-five observations were rated using an observational measure developed for this study and approximately half of these demonstrated satisfactory skills post training. Participants in this workplace gatekeeper training reported sharing new knowledge and skills with family, friends, and coworkers.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Prevention, Suicide, Inservice Education, Hospitals, Pretests Posttests, Knowledge Level, Attitudes, Intervention, At Risk Persons, Role Playing, Observation
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