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The Mediating Effect of Hope between Stress and Suicidal Ideation of Adolescents

청소년의 스트레스와 자살생각에서 희망의 매개효과

  • 김윤정 (한서대학교 노인복지학과) ;
  • 이창식 (한서대학교 아동청소년복지학과)
  • Received : 2014.03.03
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the mediating effect of hope between stress and suicidal ideation of adolescents. For the study, 399 adolescents were surveyed at 10 cities of Korea from May to August in 2010. Main results of the study were in the followings. First, it was found out that stress of adolescents was positively correlated with suicidal ideation, hope was negatively correlated with suicidal ideation, and stress influenced more suicidal ideation than hope. Second, suicidal ideation of adolescents tended to be low, stress was in the middle level, and agency and pathways thinking of hope was higher than middle level. Third, it was proved that agency and pathways thinking of hope was mediated between stress and suicidal ideation of adolescents. Lastly, for the female adolescents living in the metropolitan and large cities, only agency thinking of hope was mediated but pathways thinking was not mediated. Policy implications for preventing and decreasing adolescent's suicide were suggested.

Keywords

Suicide ideation;Stress;Mediating effect;Hope;Agency thinking;Pathways thinking;Sobel's test

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