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Distinguishing Pathways from Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury.
J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017 Nov; 45(8):1609-1619.JA

Abstract

Negative emotion (NE) is one of the most widely examined risk factors for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempt (SA). However, little is known about the possibly different mechanisms underlying the pathways from NE to these two different suicide phenomena. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is related to both negative emotions and suicidality. Thus, the present study aimed to test the differential roles of NSSI in the pathways from NE (specified by depression, anxiety, and stress) to SI and from NE to SA. This study hypothesized that NSSI served as a mediator in the relationship from NE to SA, but not in the relationship from NE to SI. We assessed the study variables among 3600 Chinese students (56.6% females, mean age = 14.63 years) for 3times at 6-month intervals. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypotheses. Results partly supported the hypothesized longitudinal mediation model, such that NSSI fully mediated the relation from NE to SA in females, while partially mediated the relation from NE to SI in both females and males. Findings of this study may help to better understand the distinct mechanisms underlying the relationships from NE to SI and SA. Moreover, our finding regarding gender differences suggests the different emphases in suicide prevention and intervention programs across genders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Studies of Psychological Application, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, Research Center for Crisis Intervention and Psychological Service of Guangdong Province, & School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, People's Republic of China.Center for Studies of Psychological Application, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, Research Center for Crisis Intervention and Psychological Service of Guangdong Province, & School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, People's Republic of China.Center for Studies of Psychological Application, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, Research Center for Crisis Intervention and Psychological Service of Guangdong Province, & School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, People's Republic of China. youjianing@gmail.com.School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.Center for Studies of Psychological Application, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Mental Health and Cognitive Science, Research Center for Crisis Intervention and Psychological Service of Guangdong Province, & School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, People's Republic of China.Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Taiwan, People's Republic of China.Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28093658

Citation

Zhang, Xu, et al. "Distinguishing Pathways From Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, vol. 45, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1609-1619.
Zhang X, Ren Y, You J, et al. Distinguishing Pathways from Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017;45(8):1609-1619.
Zhang, X., Ren, Y., You, J., Huang, C., Jiang, Y., Lin, M. P., & Leung, F. (2017). Distinguishing Pathways from Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(8), 1609-1619. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0266-9
Zhang X, et al. Distinguishing Pathways From Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017;45(8):1609-1619. PubMed PMID: 28093658.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Distinguishing Pathways from Negative Emotions to Suicide Ideation and to Suicide Attempt: the Differential Mediating Effects of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. AU - Zhang,Xu, AU - Ren,Yaxuan, AU - You,Jianing, AU - Huang,Chao, AU - Jiang,Yongqiang, AU - Lin,Min-Pei, AU - Leung,Freedom, PY - 2017/1/18/pubmed PY - 2018/6/23/medline PY - 2017/1/18/entrez KW - Different paths KW - Negative emotions KW - Nonsuicidal self-injury KW - Suicide attempt KW - Suicide ideation SP - 1609 EP - 1619 JF - Journal of abnormal child psychology JO - J Abnorm Child Psychol VL - 45 IS - 8 N2 - Negative emotion (NE) is one of the most widely examined risk factors for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempt (SA). However, little is known about the possibly different mechanisms underlying the pathways from NE to these two different suicide phenomena. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is related to both negative emotions and suicidality. Thus, the present study aimed to test the differential roles of NSSI in the pathways from NE (specified by depression, anxiety, and stress) to SI and from NE to SA. This study hypothesized that NSSI served as a mediator in the relationship from NE to SA, but not in the relationship from NE to SI. We assessed the study variables among 3600 Chinese students (56.6% females, mean age = 14.63 years) for 3times at 6-month intervals. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypotheses. Results partly supported the hypothesized longitudinal mediation model, such that NSSI fully mediated the relation from NE to SA in females, while partially mediated the relation from NE to SI in both females and males. Findings of this study may help to better understand the distinct mechanisms underlying the relationships from NE to SI and SA. Moreover, our finding regarding gender differences suggests the different emphases in suicide prevention and intervention programs across genders. SN - 1573-2835 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28093658/Distinguishing_Pathways_from_Negative_Emotions_to_Suicide_Ideation_and_to_Suicide_Attempt:_the_Differential_Mediating_Effects_of_Nonsuicidal_Self_Injury_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0266-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -