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NCJ Number: 170558 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Gender Differences in Suicide-Related Behaviors
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:26  Issue:5  Dated:(October 1997)  Pages:559-568
Author(s): R A Vannatta
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines gender differences in risk factors that increase the probability of self-reported suicidal behavior among 7th through 12th grade students (N=3,461) in a northern Midwest school district.
Abstract: The study uses data as well as factor analysis and multiple regression results from a previously published study. The logistic regression results reveal significant gender differences in that the demonstration of more aggressive behaviors increased the likelihood of males reporting suicidal behavior. Risk factors for suicidal behavior among the males studied included, in descending order of probability: forcible sex, school misconduct, unfair/strict rules, home environment, over-the-counter drug use, and academic difficulties. For females, risk factors included, again in descending order of probability: over-the-counter drug use, cigarette use, forcible sex, unfair/strict rules, school misconduct, home environment, and miscommunication with parents. The article suggests that further research is necessary to fully understand risk behaviors related to adolescent suicidal behavior and any related gender differences. Table, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Age group comparisons; Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Controlled Substances; Gender issues; Home environment; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Juvenile suicide; Psychological research
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