Moderation Effect of Resilience Factor in Interpersonal Theory of Suicide; in University Students

자살의 대인관계 이론에서 회복력 요인의 조절효과 검증; 대학생을 대상으로

  • Cho, Yoon-jung (Dept of Crisis Management, Yongmoon graduate school of counseling psychology) ;
  • Yuk, Sung-pil (Dept of Crisis Management, Yongmoon graduate school of counseling psychology) ;
  • Kim, Eun-ju (Dept of Social Welfare, Ewha womans University)
  • 조윤정 (용문상담심리대학원대학교 위기관리전공) ;
  • 육성필 (용문상담심리대학원대학교 위기관리전공) ;
  • 김은주 (이화여자대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.02.23
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


This study aims to incorporate resilience factors into current suicide research that is focused on risk factors by validating the role of hope and self-forgiveness, which are potential resilience factors, in thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness, risk factors according to the interpersonal theory of suicide. Data was collected from 316 undergraduates in Seoul and Gyeonggi areas. We examined the correlations between self-forgiveness, hope, perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness and suicidal ideation and tested moderating effects of self-forgiveness and hope on the relationship between perceived burdensomeness and suicidal ideation and between thwarted belongingness and suicidal ideation. The study results were all significant, indicating that self-forgiveness moderates the relationship between perceived burdensomeness and suicidal ideation and that hope moderates the relationship between thwarted belongingness and suicidal ideation. The result will be a basis for incorporating and resilience factors into the suicide risk assessment when educating suicidal prevention and counseling college students. Further research on studying more risk factors and resilience factors will contribute to establishing more useful and various suicide risk factor evaluation, prevention education, counseling and policies.


Interpersonal Theory of Suicide;Resilience Factor;Hope;Self-Forgiveness;Education of Suicide Prevention;Suicide Prevention Policy


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