Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil

Peel, Raquel and Buckby, Beryl and McBain, Kerry (2017) Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil. In: 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2017), 6-7 March 2017, Singapore.

Abstract

The current study, with a sample of 478 participants from Australia and Brazil, investigated cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of suicide stigma and religiosity on the recognition of suicide risk in others. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide was used to frame a mixed method between and within groups questionnaire based design. English and Portuguese versions of a survey were developed to assess perception of thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, acquired capability for suicide, suicide stigma, religiosity, as well as demographic characteristics. A significant model was identified predicting recognition of suicide risk in Australia and Brazil. However, not all constructs contributed uniquely. Suicide stigma and religiosity were found to blind perception of suicide risk in others. Theoretical implications, as well as future directions for research are outlined.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © GSTF 2017.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 04:45
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicide; stigma; religion; culture
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP17.32
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37129

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