Prospective predictors of suicidality: defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time

Peter James Taylor, Patricia A. Gooding, Alex M. Wood, Judith Johnson, Nicholas Tarrier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

49 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Theoretical perspectives into suicidality have suggested that heightened perceptions of defeat and entrapment lead to suicidality. However, all previous empirical work has been cross-sectional. We provide the first longitudinal test of the theoretical predictions, in a sample of 79 students who reported suicidality. Participants completed self-report measures of suicidal ideation, depression, defeat, and entrapment at two time points, approximately 12 months apart. People higher in defeat became more suicidal over time (β =.45), with baseline levels of suicidality and depressive symptoms controlled. The current results support the posited role of perceived defeat in driving suicidal ideation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-306
Number of pages10
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume41
Issue number3
Early online date4 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Prospective predictors of suicidality: defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this