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Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation.

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Blalock, DV; Young, KC; Kleiman, EM
Published in: Psychiatry Res
August 30, 2015

The goal of the current study is to examine the role of grit as a resilience factor that reduces the risk for suicidal ideation conferred by negative life events. Participants (N=209) completed measures of negative life events and grit at baseline and a measure of suicidal ideation at follow-up four weeks later. Poisson regression analyses found that higher levels of grit buffered the relationship between negative life events and suicidal ideation such that negative life events only predicted suicidal ideation if grit was low. These results suggest that high grit can abate the increased suicidal ideation associated with negative life events. Aside from absolute levels of suicidal ideation, being able to predict or buffer dramatic shifts in suicidal ideation can be a useful diagnostic tool during interventions.

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Psychiatry Res

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EISSN

1872-7123

Publication Date

August 30, 2015

Volume

228

Issue

3

Start / End Page

781 / 784

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Psychiatry
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
 

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Blalock, D. V., Young, K. C., & Kleiman, E. M. (2015). Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation. Psychiatry Res, 228(3), 781–784. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.04.041
Blalock, Dan V., Kevin C. Young, and Evan M. Kleiman. “Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation.Psychiatry Res 228, no. 3 (August 30, 2015): 781–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.04.041.
Blalock DV, Young KC, Kleiman EM. Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Aug 30;228(3):781–4.
Blalock, Dan V., et al. “Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation.Psychiatry Res, vol. 228, no. 3, Aug. 2015, pp. 781–84. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.04.041.
Blalock DV, Young KC, Kleiman EM. Stability amidst turmoil: Grit buffers the effects of negative life events on suicidal ideation. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Aug 30;228(3):781–784.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychiatry Res

DOI

EISSN

1872-7123

Publication Date

August 30, 2015

Volume

228

Issue

3

Start / End Page

781 / 784

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Psychiatry
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans