Does resilience predict suicidality? A lifespan analysis

Date

2014-06-18

Authors

Liu, Danica W. Y.
Fairweather-Schmidt, A. Kate
Roberts, Rachel M.
Burns, Richard
Anstey, Kaarin

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Taylor & Francis

Abstract

Participants (n = 7485) from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project, a population sample from Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia, were stratified into three age cohorts (20-24, 40-44, 60-64 years of age). Binary Logistic regression explored the association between resilience and suicidality. Results Across age cohorts, low resilience was associated with an increased risk for suicidality. However, this effect was subsequently made redundant in models that fully adjusted for other risk factors for suicidality amongst young and old adults. Conclusions Resilience is associated with suicidality across the lifespan, but only those in midlife continued to report increased likelihood of suicidality in fully-adjusted models.

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resilience, suicidality, lifespan, age differences

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Archives of Suicide Research (2014): InPress:1-33

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Journal article

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Open Access

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DOI

10.1080/13811118.2013.833881

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