Family economic pressure and adolescent suicidal ideation: Application of the family stress model

Kevin A. Yoder, Danny R Hoyt

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Abstract

This study used a sample of 501 families from the Mississippi Delta region to examine the feasibility of the Family Stress Model for understanding adolescent suicidal ideation. The results indicated that family economic pressure was related to parental depressive symptoms, which, in turn, was related to parental hostile behavior and physical abuse. These parental behaviors were related to adolescent self-esteem and depressive symptoms, which, in turn, were related to adolescent suicidal ideation. Therefore, family economic pressure and parental depressive symptoms and behaviors were indirectly related to adolescent suicidal ideation. The results indicate the applicability of the Family Stress Model for understanding adolescent suicidal ideation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-264
Number of pages14
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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