ERIC Number: EJ863983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Hope as a Predictor of Interpersonal Suicide Risk
Davidson, Collin L.; Wingate, LaRicka R.; Rasmussen, Kathy A.; Slish, Meredith L.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n5 p499-507 Oct 2009
The current study hypothesized that (1) hope would negatively predict burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability to enact lethal injury; (2) hope would negatively predict suicidal ideation; and (3) the interpersonal suicide risk factors would predict suicidal ideation. Results indicated that hope negatively predicted burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, but positively predicted acquired capability to enact suicide. Contrary to our second hypothesis, hope did not predict suicidal ideation, but interpersonal risk factors for suicide predicted suicidal ideation. Results are discussed in terms of implications for hope theory and Joiner's (2005) interpersonal risk factors for suicide, and for clinical practice.
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Predictor Variables, Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Relationship, Hypothesis Testing
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