Perfectionism and suicidal ideation: An examination of premotivational factors within the Integrated Motivational-Volitional model of suicide

Background: The integrated motivational–volitional (IMV) model of suicidal behavior posits that defeat leads to suicidal ideation through increased vulnerability for feelings of entrapment. One potentially important vulnerability factor for the development of feelings of defeat is socially prescribed perfectionism. Aims: The current study investigated these relationships in a sample of 313 US adults. Method: Mediation and […]

The integrated motivational-volitional model of suicidal behaviour

The integrated motivational-volitional model of suicidal behavior (IMV;O’Connor, 2011) attempts to synthesize, distill, and extend our knowledge and understanding of why people die by suicide, with a  particular focus on the psychology of the suicidal mind.

Understanding suicide inpatients with treatment-resistant depression from the perspective of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional model of suicidal behavior

Background: Patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) are at a higher risk of suicide. Current studies investigating both protective and risk factors were limited. This study aimed to utilize the framework of the  integrated motivational–volitional model of suicidal behavior to gain a better understanding of suicidality in the population. Method: The participants were recruited through psychiatrists’ […]

Perceptions of past parenting and adult attachment as vulnerability factors for suicidal ideation in the context of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behavior

Objective We aimed to investigate whether perceptions of past parenting and current attachment orientations are associated with key components of the Integrated Motivational–Volitional (IMV) Model of Suicidal Behavior. We investigated the relationship between perceptions of past parenting, attachment, suicide ideation, defeat, entrapment, coping, and resilience. Method A total of 730 adult participants responded to an […]

Defeat, entrapment, and suicidal ideation: Twelve-month trajectories

Background Defeat and entrapment have been highlighted in the development of suicidal ideation within the Integrated Motivational–Volitional model of suicidal behavior. Research suggests that entrapment has to be differentiated into internal and external entrapment. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between defeat, internal, external entrapment, and suicidal ideation within and prospectively […]

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 […]