ERIC Number: EJ818346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Adolescent Suicidal Ideation Subgroups and Their Association with Suicidal Plans and Attempts in Young Adulthood
Rueter, Martha A.; Holm, Kristen E.; McGeorge, Christine R.; Conger, Rand D.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n5 p564-575 Oct 2008
Suicidal ideation during adolescence is quite common. Longitudinal ideation patterns may predict adolescents at greatest risk of progressing to more serious suicidal behaviors. We enumerated suicidal ideation trajectory subgroups and estimated subgroup association with later suicidal plans and attempts using data collected across a 13-year period from 552 Caucasian adolescents. Three subgroups were found: non-ideators (no ideation), decreasers (ideation decreased), and increasers (ideation persisted or increased). Probability of planning a suicide was greatest among increasers (females: 0.54, males: 51, p less than 0.01). Probability of attempting suicide was greatest among male decreasers (0.36, p less than 0.01) and female increasers (0.25, p less than 0.01).
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Probability, Planning, Psychological Patterns, At Risk Persons, Young Adults, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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