Family Processes and Suicidal Ideation among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-41
Journal / PublicationTheScientificWorldJournal
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2011

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Abstract

Based on the responses of 5,557 Chinese secondary students in Hong Kong, the relationships between perceived family functioning (systemic correlate), parent-adolescent communication (dyadic correlate), and suicidal ideation were examined in this study. Results showed that suicidal ideation was negatively related to global family functioning and parent-adolescent communication. Regression analyses indicated that the dyadic and systemic factors had similar importance in predicting suicidal ideation. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

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  • Chinese adolescents, Family functioning, Family processes, Parent-adolescent communication, Suicidal ideation

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