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How Would Different Types of Negative Life Events Predict Adolescents’ Suicidal Ideation ? - an Empirical Study Based on the Western Region of China

Version 1 : Received: 25 February 2021 / Approved: 4 March 2021 / Online: 4 March 2021 (15:56:04 CET)

How to cite: Xin, M.; Yang, X.; Liu, K. How Would Different Types of Negative Life Events Predict Adolescents’ Suicidal Ideation ? - an Empirical Study Based on the Western Region of China. Preprints 2021, 2021030078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0078.v1). Xin, M.; Yang, X.; Liu, K. How Would Different Types of Negative Life Events Predict Adolescents’ Suicidal Ideation ? - an Empirical Study Based on the Western Region of China. Preprints 2021, 2021030078 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0078.v1).

Abstract

Background: We attempted to find if there were gender differences in different types of Negative life events and Suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents, then analyze the relationship between different types of Negative life events and Suicidal ideation among these young students. Methods: Based on the data from 6 middle-schools and 3 universities in 3 cities of Western China, the gender difference in different types of Negative life events and Suicidal ideation and their related factors were investigated and analyzed in the study. Results: Gender differences were found during different types of Negative life events and Suicidal ideation; Negative life events could predict the intensity of Suicidal ideation by gender, to some specific types. Conclusions: Negative life events were proved to be risk factors of adolescents’ Suicidal ideation regardless of different gender stereotypes, but the specific classification of negative life events which had significant impact on adolescents’ Suicidal ideation also indicated significant gender divisions. For males, negative life events of punishment and adaptation had a significant and boosting impact on their Suicidal ideation, the higher the scores of punishment and adaptation negative life events had, the greater intensity of male adolescents were to have Suicidal ideation. Thus, the above two types of negative life events may be the main stressors predicting male adolescents' Suicidal ideation; For females, in addition to punishment, other types of negative life events all had significant impacts on their Suicidal ideation, which can be treated as the main stressors to trigger female adolescents' Suicidal ideation; Additionally, parents’ marital status of remarriage and divorce were proved to be significant indicators to adolescents’ Suicidal ideation, the age variable was proved to be strongly correlated with Suicidal ideation among female adolescents.

Subject Areas

Negative life events; Suicidal ideation; Suicidalogy; Adolescents; Gender difference

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