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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2002 Summer;32(2):139-45.

Neighborhood predictors of hopelessness among adolescent suicide attempters: preliminary investigation.

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Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Abstract

The role of neighborhood factors in predicting hopelessness among adolescent suicide attempters was examined in this study. Forty-eight adolescents who attempted suicide were administered measures of hopelessness and depression. Family socioeconomic status (SES) was calculated based on family demographics and characteristics of neighborhood context were examined using a geocoding software package. Adolescents who lived in neighborhoods with weak social networks reported higher levels of hopelessness, even after controlling for SES and depression. These preliminary findings suggest that environmental context may play a role in the emotional status of adolescents who attempt suicide.

PMID:
12079030
DOI:
10.1521/suli.32.2.139.24400
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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