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Title: Prospective predictors of suicidality: Defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time
Author(s): Taylor, Peter J
Gooding, Patricia A
Wood, Alex M
Johnson, Judith
Tarrier, Nicholas
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Keywords: Suicide Psychological aspects
Suicidal behavior
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Date Deposited: 22-Apr-2013
Citation: Taylor PJ, Gooding PA, Wood AM, Johnson J & Tarrier N (2011) Prospective predictors of suicidality: Defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41 (3), pp. 297-306.
Abstract: Theoretical perspectives into suicidality have suggested that heightened perceptions of defeat and entrapment lead to suicidality. However, all previous empirical work has been cross-sectional. We provide the first longitudinal test of the theoretical predictions, in a sample of 79 students who reported suicidality. Participants completed self-report measures of suicidal ideation, depression, defeat, and entrapment at two time points, approximately 12 months apart. People higher in defeat became more suicidal over time (beta = .45), with baseline levels of suicidality and depressive symptoms controlled. The current results support the posited role of perceived defeat in driving suicidal ideation.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00029.x
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