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Assets as Predictors of Suicide Attempts in African American Inner-city Youths

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Abstract:

Objective: To assess whether developmental assets and risk-taking behaviors, as measured by the Search Institute instrument, were related to attempted suicide in African American, inner-city youth. Methods: Survey of 336 African American, inner-city youths. Results: Significant odds ratios were found for 4 asset questions and for 11 risk-taking behavior questions by attempted suicide behavior. The odds ratios ranged from 2.4 to 6.4 in magnitude. The percent of variation in suicide-attempt behavior explained by the asset questions (14.6% and 19.6%) was explained by the risk-taking behavior/high-risk behavior pattern questions. Conclusions: The risk-taking behavior items were better predictors of suicide behavior than were the developmental asset items for the African American youth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.25.4.2

Affiliations: Department of Public Health and Rehabilitative Services, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

Publication date: July 1, 2001

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