Family Conflicts, Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms, and Suicidal Ideation of Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2457–2473
Journal / PublicationApplied Research in Quality of Life
Issue number6
Online published8 Feb 2021
Publication statusOnline published - 8 Feb 2021


The present study examined the relationship between parent–adolescent conflict and adolescent suicidal ideation in Hong Kong, China. Depression and anxiety were investigated as possible mediators of this relationship. A cross-sectional survey was conducted, with 338 valid self-administered questionnaires completed by adolescents. The results indicated that parent–adolescent conflict is significantly associated with suicidal ideation among adolescents in Hong Kong. This effect was mediated by those adolescents who suffered from depression and anxiety. To decrease Chinese adolescent suicidal ideation resulting from parent–adolescent conflict and depression, prevention intervention is suggested, such as parenting programmes and more help for adolescents who have symptoms of depression.

Research Area(s)

  • Adolescent depression, Chinese adolescents, Parent-adolescent conflict, Suicidal ideation