Year: 2009 Source: British Journal of Social Work, v.39, no.5, (July 2009), p.950-968 SIEC No: 20110032

This study draws on a clinical sample of 147 Australian men who were sexually abused in childhood, of whom 39 also gave open-ended interviews, & comparisons are made with a community sample of 1,231 men. It was found the sexually abused men were up to 10 times more likely to report suicide ideation than the controls. To understand risk factors for suicide ideation, a predictive regression model was constructed, the most important variables in this model being self-blame, isolation, & physical injuries sustained from the abuse. These variables are further explored & illuminated from the qualitative data. (47 refs.) JA