The Mediating Effect of Psychosocial Factors on Suicidal Probability among Adolescents

Ji Won Hur, Won Joong Kim, Yong Ku Kim

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    Suicidal probability is an actual tendency including negative self-evaluation, hopelessness, suicidal ideation, and hostility. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of psychosocial variances in the suicidal probability of adolescents, especially the role of mediating variance. This study investigated the mediating effects of psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, and social support on the suicidal probability among 1,586 adolescents attending middle and high schools in the Kyunggi Province area of South Korea. The relationship between depression and anxiety/suicidal probability was mediated by both social resources and self-esteem. Furthermore, the influence of social resources was mediated by interpersonal and achievement stress as well as self-esteem. This study suggests that suicidal probability in adolescents has various relationships, including mediating relations, with several psychosocial factors. The interventions on suicidal probability in adolescents should focus on social factors as well as clinical symptoms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-336
    Number of pages10
    JournalArchives of Suicide Research
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct


    • adolescent
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • stress suicide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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