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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeller, Travisen_US
dc.contributor.editorA J F M Kerkhof, John F Connollyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:34:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:34:06Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:53:25Z
dc.identifier.issn02275910en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/0227-5910.29.1.11en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22441
dc.description.abstractEvidence from twin, adoption, and family studies suggests that there is strong aggregation of suicidal behaviors in some families. By comparison, the role of social modeling through peers has yet to be convincingly established. This paper uses data from four large studies (the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour, the WHO/SUPRE-MISS, the CASE study, and the Queensland Suicide Register) to compare the effects of exposure to fatal and nonfatal suicidal behavior in family members and nonfamilial associates on the subsequent suicidal behavior of male and female respondents of different ages. Across all studies, we found that prior suicidal behaviors among respondents' social groups were more important predictors of suicidal behavior in the respondents themselves than previous research had indicated. Community-based suicide attempters in the WHO SUPRE-MISS had higher rates of exposure to prior suicide in nonfamilial associates than in family members. In an adolescent population, exposure to prior fatal suicidal behavior did not predict deliberate self-harm when exposure to nonfatal suicidal behavior (both familial and social) were controlled for, but exposure to nonfatal suicidal behaviors in family and friends was predictive of deliberate self-harm and suicide ideation, even after controlling for exposure to fatal suicidal behavior. The potential impact of "containment" of information regarding suicidal behaviors as a prevention initiative is discussed, in light of information behavior principles of social marketing.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHogrefe & Huber Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrisis : the journal of crisis intervention and suicide preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321204en_US
dc.titleSocial Modeling in the Transmission of Suicidalityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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