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Spirituality moderates hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among Malaysian adolescents


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Abu Talib, Mansor and Abdollahi, Abbas (2017) Spirituality moderates hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among Malaysian adolescents. Journal of Religion and Health, 56. 784 - 795. ISSN 0022-4197; ESSN: 1573-6571

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Suicide is an important public health problem for adolescents, and it is essential to increase our knowledge concerning the etiology of suicide among adolescent students. Therefore, this study was designed to examine the associations between hopelessness, depression, spirituality, and suicidal behavior, and to examine spirituality as a moderator between hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among 1376 Malaysian adolescent students. The participants completed measures of depression, hopelessness, daily spiritual experience, and suicidal behavior. Structural equation modeling indicated that adolescent students high in hopelessness and depression, but also high in spirituality, had less suicidal behavior than others. These findings reinforce the importance of spirituality as a protective factor against hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among Malaysian adolescent students.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute of Gerontology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-015-0133-3
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Feedback control; Binary fluid; Soret parameter; Dufour
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 10:04
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1007/s10943-015-0133-3
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63272
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