The multidimensionality of suicide risk factors and criteria in a nonclinical population: Replication across two countries and two languages

Authors:
Christine E. Lambert, Ana Sofia Pio, Sara Costa, Ana Simões, Rui C. Campos, Ronald R. Holden
Published Online:
03 Feb 2020
DOI:
10.1002/ijop.12657

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Across two countries and two languages, this research examined the multidimensional associations between suicidality (e.g., past ideation/attempts, communication of intent) and empirically important psychological risk factors (e.g., mental pain, perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness). For samples of 228 Canadian and 331 Portuguese university undergraduates, four dimensions emerged in each sample with two of these, intrapersonal and interpersonal, demonstrating strong replicability across countries and languages. It was concluded that suicidality is a phenomenon that demonstrates some multidimensional similarities across cultures.

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