Involvement in Intimate Partner Psychological Abuse and Suicide Proneness in College Women: Alcohol Related Problems as a Potential Mediator.


Journal Article

This study examined the relations among involvement in intimate partner psychological abuse, alcohol-related problems, and suicide proneness as measured by the Life Attitudes Schedule - Short Form (LAS-SF) in college women (N = 709). Results revealed that, as expected, being involved in a psychologically abusive relationship was significantly and positively correlated with alcohol-related problems and alcohol-related problems were significantly and positively correlated with suicide proneness. Additionally, the intimate partner psychological abuse involvement-suicide proneness link was significantly mediated by alcohol-related problems. Implications are offered for the improved identification and treatment of young women at risk for suicidal and health-diminishing behaviors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lamis, DA; Malone, PS; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 185

PubMed ID

  • 20544000

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20544000

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1946-6579

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1946-6560

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/1946-6560.1.2.169


  • eng