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NCJ Number: 229982 Find in a Library
Title: Suicide Ideation among Participants in an After-School Program: A Convenience Sample
Journal: Child and Youth Services  Volume:31  Issue:1/2  Dated:January-June 2009  Pages:3-13
Author(s): Raymond K. Yang; Kimberly S. Burrola; Carey H. Bryan
Date Published: June 2009
Page Count: 11
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined differences between youth who had considered suicide and their peers in a low-income, predominantly ethnic minority neighborhood.
Abstract: This exploratory study examined differences between elementary-age youth who have considered suicide and their peers using a dataset that was collected from elementary school-age children (N = 51) who participated in an after-school program. Data were collected using a standardized survey assessing daily activities, social support, self-esteem, and antisocial behaviors. Youth considering suicide were distinctive from their peers in two composite measures representing club affiliation and illicit drug use. However, these two groups of youth did not differ in attitudes about school or a composite measure of worry, low confidence, and antisociality. These findings were interpreted as reflecting these vulnerable youths' ambivalence about seeking help, which presents an opportunity for intervention. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Suicide causes
Index Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Ethnic groups; Juvenile suicide; Low income target groups; Neighborhood; Students
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