The Effect of a Close Friendship on the Number of suicide Attempts Executed by Adolescent Girls

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Faculty Mentor Sheila Crowell
Creator Lebrecht, Marley
Title The Effect of a Close Friendship on the Number of suicide Attempts Executed by Adolescent Girls
Date 2017
Description Adolescent suicide is the second leading cause of death in people ages 15-19, and the rates of adolescent suicide are rising. Research has focused on risk and protective factors for adolescent suicide, but the effects of friendship have received less attention. Existing research suggests that friendship is especially important to adolescent girls, and that caring friends can be a protective factor against the risk of suicide. This study aimed to examine whether a close, high quality friendship could predict the number of suicide attempts executed by adolescent girls. I examined associations between friendship quality and number of suicide attempts (n = 35). I hypothesized that a close, high quality friendship would predict fewer suicide attempts in adolescent girls. Results of this study failed to show a significant association between friendship quality and number of suicide attempts. Although not significant, this study was an important step in examining the effect of friendship on suicidal behavior, and research on this topic should continue to explore this relationship.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Marley Lebrecht
Format Medium application/pdf
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gn3xrk
ARK ark:/87278/s6rz52jw
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2020-09-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1595837
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rz52jw
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