This study described the levels of anger, anger expression, and suicidal ideation in Korean adolescents. Data from 18,752 adolescents were collected using a self-report questionnaire. Anger, anger expression, and suicidal ideation exhibited significant differences according to school level and gender. The group with higher anger and anger expression showed a higher average suicidal ideation score than that of the group with lower anger and anger expression, suggesting that school-based programs which alleviate anger may be needed to decrease suicidal ideation among Korean adolescents.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a Korea University Grant and the Management Center for Health Promotion in Korea.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health