Towards a better understanding of the protective nature of sense of coherence : the relationship between sense of coherence, shame, and suicidality
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The proposed study examines the relationship between sense of coherence (SOC), internalized shame, and distress and suicidality in college students. The proposed study consists of an online survey, which will be distributed to 200 undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The proposed survey will measure students’ SOC, internalized shame, and distress and suicidality scores in response to a prompt that asks students to recall an experience in which they fell short of an important standard. It is hypothesized that a negative relationship between SOC and suicidality will be observed, and that internalized shame will mediate the relationship between SOC and suicidality. Potential implications for further research, implications for interventions on college campuses, and limitations of the proposed study are discussed.