Investigating the temporal trajectories of belongingness and loneliness as risk factors for suicidal ideation

Anna Badcock

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Suicide risk in young adults is affected by their experience of loneliness and sense of belonging but it was unclear how the time course of these factors influences suicidal thinking. This project used both experimental and naturalistic longitudinal methods to explore how changes in belongingness and loneliness affect suicidal thinking. The results show that over short periods of time the benefit of gaining belongingness and the harm of losing belongingness for suicidal ideation varies based on the experience of loneliness. The results highlight that interventions for suicidal ideation in young adults need to target loneliness and belongingness separately.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Page, Andrew, Supervisor
  • Stritzke, Werner, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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