Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12140
Appears in Collections:Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Resilience to suicidality: The buffering hypothesis
Authors: Johnson, Judith
Wood, Alex M
Gooding, Patricia A
Taylor, Peter J
Tarrier, Nicholas
Contact Email: alex.wood@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Resilience
Suicide
Suicidal ideation
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Johnson J, Wood AM, Gooding PA, Taylor PJ & Tarrier N (2011) Resilience to suicidality: The buffering hypothesis, Clinical Psychology Review, 31 (4), pp. 563-591.
Abstract: Recent years have seen a growing interest into resilience to suicidality, which has been described as a perception or set of beliefs which buffer individuals from suicidality in the face of stressors. The current review extends this research by introducing the buffering hypothesis, a framework for the investigation of resilience to suicidality. The key proposal of this is that psychological resilience factors should be viewed as existing on a separate dimension to risk which acts to moderate the impact of risk on suicidality. Furthermore, like risk factors, resilience factors are bipolar, with their positive pole conferring resilience and their negative pole acting to amplify suicidality. Seventy-seven studies were identified which investigated (a) whether psychological moderators of risk exist and (b) the particular psychological constructs which may act as moderators. The review found strong support for the existence of psychological moderators and indicated a moderating impact of attributional style, perfectionism, agency and hopelessness. These findings support the buffering hypothesis and suggest that a range of psychological factors may confer resilience to suicidality. These results suggest that the identification of moderators may improve estimates of suicide risk and that the development of buffering factors could be a key focus of suicide interventions.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12140
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2010.12.007
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: University of Manchester
Socio-Management
University of Manchester
University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Wood_2011_Resilience_to_suicidality.pdf738.94 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.