J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2012 Mar;21(1):11-20.

Interpersonal Relationships and Suicide Probability among Korean Adolescents

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. wanjupark@knu.ac.kr
  • 3Daegu Wolseo Middle School, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify predictive factors influencing suicide probability in Korean adolescents.
METHODS
Participants in the study were 575 adolescents from 17 schools with quota sampling by each region in D city. The data were collected from October to November, 2010 using self-report questionnaires about interpersonal relationships and suicide probability (SPS) and analyzed using descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA with Scheffe of Post Hoc, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression analysis with SPSS/WIN 16.0 program.
RESULTS
Suicide probability showed a significantly negative correlation for interpersonal relations with parents, friends and teachers. Interpersonal relationship with parents (p<.001) explained 32% of suicide probability, compared to relationships with peers or teachers, which together was accounted for 46% of the variance.
CONCLUSION
The findings suggest that interpersonal relationships with parents should be considered when adolescents suffer from suicidal thinking. Various effective strategies to improve relationships with parents are important to reduce suicide in adolescents.

Keyword

Relationship; Suicide; Adolescents
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