Testing a Model of Suicidality in Community Adolescents: A Brief ReportRui C Campos1* and Cristiana Mesquita2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rui C Campos
Department of Psychology
University of Évora
Apartado 94, Évora, Portugal 7002–554
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 12, 2014; Accepted Date: July 07, 2014; Published Date: July 14, 2014
Citation: Campos RC, Mesquita C (2014) Testing a Model of Suicidality in Community Adolescents: A Brief Report. J Child Adolesc Behav 2:147. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000147
Copyright: © 2014 Campos RC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We tested a theory-based model of suicidality in adolescents that included the variables: self-criticism, dependency, anger-temperament, depression and anger-in. A sample of 263 adolescents, 107 boys and 156 girls, aged between 15 and 19 years (M=16.8 , SD=1.26), from two high schools in the district of Évora, Portugal, responded to a socio-demographic questionnaire, to the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire for Adolescents (Blatt et al.), the Center for the Epidemiologic Studies of Depression Scale (Radloff), the State -Trait Anger Expression Inventory (Spielberger) and the Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire – Revised (Osman et al.). The model tested by Structural Equation Modeling fits the data well. Self-criticism, dependency and anger-temperament demonstrated indirect relationships with suicidality and depression presented a direct relationship with suicidality and tended to relate indirectly with suicidality through anger-in.