Suicidality among homeless people: Testing the mediating effects of self-efficacy and depression
Boyas, Javier Francisco
Lee, Kyoung Hag
Jun, Jung Sim
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Yi Jin Kim, Javier F. Boyas, Kyoung Hag Lee & Jung Sim Jun (2019) Suicidality among homeless people: Testing the mediating effects of self-efficacy and depression, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
This cross-sectional study examined the mediating effect of PTSD on suicide ideation and suicide attempt through two mediators, self-efficacy and depression, among homeless adults. We recruited a non-random, purposive sample of 156 homeless adults from seven homeless people shelters in Kansas. SEM results suggest that self-efficacy and depression were significant mediators between PTSD and suicide ideation, but not between PTSD and suicide attempt. This study’s findings can be used to identify risk factors associated with suicidal behaviors that can be used to design service programs aimed at preventing suicidal ideation and attempt among people who are homeless.
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