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ERIC Number: EJ955579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Suicide Ideation and Psychosocial Distress in Sub-Saharan African Youth
Page, Randy M.; West, Joshua H.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v35 n2 p129-141 Mar 2011
Objectives: To determine if there is an association between psychosocial distress, health-risk behaviors and 12-month suicidal ideation among sub-Saharan African adolescents. Methods: Subjects included a cross-national sample of adolescents (N25,568) representing 7 African countries who completed the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS). Results: Students with 3-4 psychosocial distress indicators were 4-5 times more likely to report suicide ideation or having made a suicide plan, and those with 4-5 risky health behaviors were 2.5-3.5 times more likely. Conclusions: Interventions designed to identify African adolescents with cumulative psychosocial distress indicators and risky health behaviors have potential as effective suicide prevention strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa