The influence of television suicide in a normal adolescent population

Martin, Graham (1996) The influence of television suicide in a normal adolescent population. Archives of Suicide Research, 2 2: 103-117. doi:10.1080/13811119608251960

Author Martin, Graham
Title The influence of television suicide in a normal adolescent population
Journal name Archives of Suicide Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1381-1118
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13811119608251960
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 103
End page 117
Total pages 15
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This cross-sectional study investigated the possible impact of exposure to television suicide on normal adolescents. Students (mean age 14.2 years) from 3 high schools completed a questionnaire on television habits, common television life events, the Youth Self-Report, the Brief Adolescent Risk-Taking Scale and a brief Substance Use Scale. Students claiming more than two exposures to television suicide took more risks and substances, watched more videos, denied being upset by television, had a history of suicide attempts, knew more of suicide in the community, and had higher depression scores. In those who reported knowing someone who had died from suicide, frequent exposure to suicide on television appeared to contribute to the variance of suicide attempts. In contrast, it contributed little to either depression or suicidal thoughts.
Keyword Adolescent
Suicidal behaviours
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Version of record first published: 16 October 2007.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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