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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

versão On-line ISSN 1678-4669

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BORGES, Vivian Roxo  e  WERLANG, Blanca Susana Guevara. Study of suicide ideation in adolescents from 15 to 19 years old. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.3, pp.345-351. ISSN 1678-4669.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2006000300012.

This study aimed at identifying suicide ideation among adolescents aged 15 to 19 years old within the general population of Porto Alegre city, Brazil; characterizing adolescents with and without suicide ideation as to depression/hopelessness intensity; identifying suicide ideation, association level between suicide ideation and depression/hopelessness in those youngsters; as well as identifying the variables most associated to suicide ideation in those adolescents showing this behavior. A social-demographic datasheet, Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation, Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Hopelessness Scale were used. Data were submitted to frequency calculation, chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. From the 526 adolescents in the sample, 36% presented suicide ideation. Out of them, 36% showed depression symptoms and 28,6% hopelessness (moderate and/or severe). The variables most associated to suicide ideation were: feminine gender, a friend's suicide attempt, depression and hopelessness.

Palavras-chave : suicide ideation; adolescence; depression; hopelessness.

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