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Associations Between Perceived Criticism and Suicide Ideation and Attempts

Title: Associations Between Perceived Criticism and Suicide Ideation and Attempts.
Name(s): Hagan, Christopher R., author
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., professor directing thesis
Kistner, Janet A., committee member
Plant, Ashby, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The effect of perceived criticism from others is one potentially important risk factor for suicide that has received scant attention, despite decades of research on the role of criticism in the treatment and course of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. The current study analyzed the unique effect of perceived criticism's association with suicidal ideation and attempts as well as its connection with the well-established suicide related constructs of thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and the acquired capability to enact self-harm as described in the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide. Results demonstrated that perceived criticism is a significant predictor of suicidal ideation and attempts, above and beyond the role of mental illness. Further analyses demonstrated that the effect of perceived criticism on suicide ideation and attempts is fully mediated by the constructs of thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness. These results should be replicated in a wider sample and should be investigated as a factor to address in public and individual mental health treatment to help reduce suicide ideation and attempts.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8998 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: June 12, 2014.
Keywords: Criticism, Perceived Burdensomeness, Suicide, Thwarted Belongingness
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Professor Directing Thesis; Janet A. Kistner, Committee Member; Ashby Plant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Hagan, C. R. (2014). Associations Between Perceived Criticism and Suicide Ideation and Attempts. Retrieved from