This study examined the association between bonding family social capital & bonding peer social capital & adolescent suicide risk. The sample was made up of 259 adolescents, Grades 9 to 11, from a school in the Durban metropolitan area. The results of the study confirmed the hypothesis that adolescents categorized as being at-risk (had suicide ideation &/or attempted suicide) had lower mean bonding family social capital & bonding peer social capital then those adolescents categorized as not-at-risk. The findings are essentially supportive of contemporary multidisciplinary evidence indicating that supportive family & peer networks can serve as a protective buffer against adolescent suicide risk.
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