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dc.contributor.authorSamm, Algien_US
dc.contributor.authorTooding, Liina-Maien_US
dc.contributor.authorSisask, Merikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairien_US
dc.contributor.authorAasvee, Katrinen_US
dc.contributor.authorVärnik, Airien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:43:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-12-08T08:54:08Z
dc.identifier.issn10188827en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00787-009-0079-7en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35314
dc.description.abstractDepressive feelings and suicidal ideation in a non-clinical sample of adolescents in Estonia were analysed in the context of family structure, mutual relationships amongst family members and schoolchildren's preferences regarding intimate personal contacts with particular family members. Data from the WHO collaborative study 'Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 2005/2006' (HBSC) were used. A representative sample of schoolchildren aged 11, 13 and 15 years completed the semi-structured questionnaire. The analyses included only adolescents living in households with at least one birth parent. The subjects were 4,389 schoolchildren (2,178 boys and 2,211 girls), who were divided into three groups based on: (1) suicidal thoughts, with or without depressive feelings; (2) depressive feelings; and (3) neither suicidal thoughts nor depressive feelings. Multinomial logistic regression was used. The proportion of depressive feelings increased with age for both boys and girls. Girls expressed depressive feelings more frequently than boys from ages 13 and 15 years, and suicidal thoughts from age 15 years. Self-reported satisfaction with relationships in the family reduced the likelihood of depressive feelings and suicidal thoughts. Good communication with the parents reduced the likelihood of suicidal thoughts in all age groups. Adolescents who were satisfied with their family relationships suffered less frequently from depressive feelings and suicidal thoughts. The best environment for an adolescent was a family with both birth parents. Of the adolescents in 'non-intact' families, those with a step-parent in the family showed suicidal thoughts more frequently than those in single-parent families. Associations between family-related variables and suicidal thoughts were significant even after adjusting for family economic deprivation score.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherDr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlagen_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom457en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto468en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleSuicidal thoughts and depressive feelings amongst Estonian school children: effect of family relationship and family structureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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