Mediating Effect of Defeat and Entrapment on the Relationship between Mentally Disordered Offender's Depression and Suicidal Ideaiton

정신장애 범죄자의 우울과 자살생각 간의 관계에서 패배감과 속박감의 매개효과

  • 김설환 (국립법무병원 치료감호소) ;
  • 손정락 (전북대학교 심리학과)
  • Received : 2018.03.06
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


The purpose of this study was examine the mediating effects of defeat and entrapment on the relationship between mentally disordered offender's depression and suicidal ideation. A sample of 86 patients in the national forensic hospital completed self-report measures of depression, defeat, entrapment and suicidal ideation. The data from patients collected data were analyzed by mediating effects according to the procedures prosposed by Baron and Kenny. As a result, defeat and entrapment fully mediated the relationship between depression and suicidal ideation, indicating that depression indirectly affect suicidal ideation through defeat and entrapment. Finally, limitations of the results of this study and therapeutic interventions to prevent suicides by mentally disordered offenders were discussed.


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