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Student Recognition of and Response to Suicidal Peers [microform] / Margaret T. Lawrence
Bib ID 5501740
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Lawrence, Margaret T
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
24 p. 
Summary

This study was conducted to gain information that would be useful in designing effective suicide prevention programs for adolescents, thus expanding secondary prevention of suicide by teaching adolescents to be early detectors and gatekeepers to professional help for suicidal adolescent peers. College freshmen (N=1,131) were surveyed to discover if they could recognize suicidal behavior in their peers and if they knew a helpful response to make to suicidal peers. Level of perceived self-efficacy and emotional comfort in an affect-laden situation were also measured. The results revealed that subjects were able to recognize suicidal behavior in their peers, but were unsure of a helpful response to make to them. A model of self-efficacy, emotional comfort, knowledge of a helpful response, and knowledge of suicidal behavior predicted a student's intention to ask a suicidal peer directly, "Are you thinking about killing yourself?" Results of the study suggest that suicide prevention programs for adolescents should include educational experiences such as modeling, skill-training, and role-playing to increase self-efficacy and emotional comfort in affect-laden situations. (NB)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology (21st, Washington, DC, April 13-17, 1988).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Freshmen.  |  Empathy.  |  Helping Relationship.  |  High Risk Students.  |  Higher Education.  |  Identification.  |  Peer Relationship.  |  Prevention.  |  Self Efficacy.  |  Suicide.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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