ERIC Number: EJ843889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Predictors of Multiple Suicide Attempts among Suicidal Black Adolescents
Merchant, Christopher; Kramer, Anne; Joe, Sean; Venkataraman, Sanjeev; King, Cheryl A.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n2 p115-124 Apr 2009
Psychopathology, social support, and interpersonal orientation were studied in relation to suicide attempt status in acutely suicidal, psychiatrically hospitalized Black adolescents and a matched sample of White adolescents. In the total sample, multiple attempters were differentiated by lower perceived support. Within the Black youth subsample, social comparison and positive stimulation from others differentiated multiple attempters from single attempters/ideators. Only suicidal ideation predicted multiple attempts among White youth and only higher interpersonal orientation predicted multiple suicide attempts within Black adolescents.
Descriptors: African Americans, Whites, Racial Differences, Suicide, Psychopathology, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Predictor Variables, Social Support Groups, Attitude Measures, Psychological Patterns
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