Suicidal ideation, parenting style, and family climate among Hong Kong adolescents

Authors:
Ka Wai Lai, Catherine McBride‐Chang
Published Online:
14 Oct 2010
DOI:
10.1080/00207590042000065
Pages:
81-87
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 36 Issue 2

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The prevalence of suicidal ideation and its relations with perceived parenting treatment and family climate was examined in 120 Hong Kong students aged 15–19 years. Fifty‐two per cent of the participants reported suicide ideation. Suicide ideation was found to be significantly associated with perceived authoritarian parenting, low parental warmth, high maternal over‐control, negative child‐rearing practices, and a negative family climate. A positive family climate may act as a buffer against developing suicide ideation in adolescents.

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