Year: 2010 Source: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, v.8, no.1, (January 2010), p.19-37 SIEC No: 20100233

This study, using the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health), explores the ties between social support mechanisms & adolescent suicide ideation & attempts. Using the 2-level hierarchical generalized linear modeling technique, it was found that such phenomena can be understood in terms of social support & certain individual factors, some common to both ideation & attempts, others unique to one or the other. Moreover, suicide ideation & attempts were linked to the risk-taking behaviour of the youths, their friends, & their family members. Feeling safe at school was one of the most consistent protective factors included in the study. (52 refs.)

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