Coping, reasons for living, and suicide in black college students.
Wang, M.~~Nyutu, P.~~Tran, K.
The authors examined the roles of reasons for living and coping in protecting against suicidal behaviors among 361 Black college students. Results of a path analysis revealed that reasons for living mediated against suicidal ideation through an inverse effect on depression. Results also indicated that greater use of emotion-oriented coping may lead to suicidal ideation through increased depression and decreased reasons for living, whereas avoidance-oriented coping protected against suicide. Implications for these results are further discussed.