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ERIC Number: EJ744496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
An Empirical Taxonomy of Social-Psychological Risk Indicators in Youth Suicide
Hyde, Toni; Kirkland, John; Bimler, David; Pechtel, Pia
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v35 n4 p436-447 Aug 2005
The current study integrates descriptive (though primarily social-psychological) statements about youth suicide into a coherent, empirically supported taxonomy. Drawing from relevant literature, a set of 107 items characterizing these contributions about youth suicide was created. Seventy-two participants sorted these statements according to their "face-value" by following two separate procedures. Analyses of these two data sets using multi-dimensional scaling resulted in a common "map" depicting inter-item (dis)similarities. Non-arbitrary rotation of this map revealed three bipolar and orthogonal dimensions labelled as under- and overengagement, rejection-turmoil, and self- to death-identification. It is suggested this dimensional analysis could provide aviable frame for examining and interpreting descriptions about suicide risk and may serve to extend theoretical accounts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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