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Problem-solving skills and suicidal ideation among Malaysian college students: the mediating role of hopelessness

Abdollahi, Abbas and Abu Talib, Mansor and Yaacob, Siti Nor and Ismail, Zanariah (2016) Problem-solving skills and suicidal ideation among Malaysian college students: the mediating role of hopelessness. Academic Psychiatry, 40 (2). pp. 261-267. ISSN 1042-9670; ESSN: 1545-7230

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Objective: Recent evidence suggests that suicidal ideation has increased among Malaysian college students over the past two decades; therefore, it is essential to increase our knowledge concerning the etiology of suicidal ideation among Malaysian college students. This study was conducted to examine the relationships between problem-solving skills, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation among Malaysian college students. Methods: The participants included 500 undergraduate students from two Malaysian public universities who completed the self-report questionnaires. Results: Structural equation modeling estimated that college students with poor problem-solving confidence, external personal control of emotion, and avoiding style were more likely to report suicidal ideation. Hopelessness partially mediated the relationship between problem-solving skills and suicidal ideation. Conclusion: These findings reinforce the importance of poor problem-solving skills and hopelessness as risk factors for suicidal ideation among college students.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Hopelessness; Problem-solving skills; Psychological tests; Suicidal ideation
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:Springer
DOI Number:10.1007/s40596-015-0383-0
Altmetrics:http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1007/s40596-015-0383-0
ID Code:43329
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:18 May 2016 12:55
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