ERIC Number: EJ964799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
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Reference Count: 55
Predicting Suicide Risks among Outpatient Adolescents Using the Family Environment Scale: Implications for Practice and Research
Lucey, Christopher F.; Lam, Sarah K. Y.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v34 n2 p107-117 Jun 2012
This study was designed to identify characteristics of family functioning that relate to suicide potential in an outpatient adolescent population. Participants included 51 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 who were involved in outpatient counselling. The Family Environment Scale and the Suicide Probability Scale were used to assess adolescents' perception of family social climate and degree of suicide risk respectively. Results revealed significant correlations between suicide risk and family systems characterized by heightened conflict and lower levels of cohesion, independence, and organization. A stepwise multiple regression analysis suggested that organization (related to clarity and structure in family activities and responsibilities) was the strongest predictor of suicide risk. Implications for research and practice are considered.
Descriptors: Suicide, Measures (Individuals), Multiple Regression Analysis, Social Environment, Family Environment, Probability, Identification, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Counseling, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Environment Scale