Defeat and entrapment mediate the relationship between insomnia symptoms and suicidal ideation in young adults

Aim In recent years, there has been a growing interest in understanding the relationship between sleep disturbance and suicide. The current study aimed to advance understanding of the psychological processes driving these relationships by examining whether insomnia symptoms are related to suicidal ideation via perceptions of defeat and entrapment. Methods Young adults (n = 259; 202 students […]

Experiential avoidance in the context of the Integrated-Motivational-Volitional Model of suicidal behavior: A moderation study

Background: According to the integrated motivational–volitional model of suicide, the perception of defeat and entrapment are the variables involved in the development of suicidal ideation. However, entrapment is not an inevitable consequence of feeling defeated. This transition is moderated by a set of variables relating to the ability to resolve the state of defeat. Aim: We aimed to […]

Examining the protective function of perceptions of post-traumatic growth against entrapment and suicidal ideation

Background: Recent evidence has found that reporting post-traumatic growth (PTG) from a past stressful life event is associated with lower reports of suicidal ideation. Perceptions of PTG measure the extent to which an  individual reports positive changes in their identity, relationships, and worldviews after a stressful event. However, little is known about how perceptions of […]

Sexual orientation and the integrated motivational-volitional model of suicidal behavior: Results from a cross-sectional study of young adults in the United Kingdom

Sexual orientation minority (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and other; LGBQ+) persons represent a vulnerable population with respect to suicide-related behavior. An emerging theory of suicide, the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicide (IMV), is utilized in the present study to examine sexual orientation, as well as a number of other IMV-defined pre-motivational factors (i.e., demographics, […]