Life stress, psychological distress, social support and suicide ideation : an integrative model

dc.contributor.advisorIscoe, Ira
dc.creatorRudd, M. David
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-23T18:19:37Z
dc.date.available2018-03-23T18:19:37Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.description.abstractStudents from the University of Texas at Austin participated in this study which proposed and tested an integrative model of suicide ideation. Life stress, depression, hopelessness, and perceived social support from family members and friends were found to be of critical importance in predicting suicide ideation. Although social support was not found to moderate the relationship between life stress and psychological distress, a main effect for support was uncovered. Results also highlighted the importance of support from family members relative to that from friends. Findings indicated that previous estimates of suicide ideation among young adults may have been too low, as over 43 percent of subjects reported some level of suicidal thoughts. In addition, almost 15 percent had in some way acted on those thoughts. Finally, several components of suicide ideation were identified, as a distinction was made between passive and active ideation and covert and overt thoughts.en_US
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2MW28X6P
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63968
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject.lcshSuicide
dc.subject.lcshYoung adults--Suicidal behavior
dc.subject.lcshYoung adults--Suicidal behavior--Risk factors
dc.subject.lcshYoung adults--Social networks
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcshDistress (Psychology)
dc.titleLife stress, psychological distress, social support and suicide ideation : an integrative modelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US

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