ERIC Number: EJ969081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Concealment and Suicidal Behaviors
Friedlander, Adam; Nazem, Sarra; Fiske, Amy; Nadorff, Michael R.; Smith, Merideth D.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v42 n3 p332-340 Jun 2012
Understanding self-concealment, the tendency to actively conceal distressing personal information from others, may be important in developing effective ways to help individuals with suicidal ideation. No published study has yet assessed the relation between self-concealment and suicidal behaviors. Additionally, most self-concealment research has been conducted solely with younger adults. The relation between self-concealment and depressive symptoms among older adults (age 65 and older), and between self-concealment and suicidal behaviors among both younger (college student) and older adults, was investigated in this study. As predicted, self-concealment was significantly related to suicidal behaviors in younger adults. Furthermore, self-concealment was significantly related to depressive symptoms in older adults. Interestingly, the association between self-concealment and suicidal behaviors in this age group was not significant.
Descriptors: Suicide, Depression (Psychology), At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns, Age Differences, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Older Adults, College Students, Correlation
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