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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2008;14(1):35-43.
The Effects of Parent-Adolescent Communication and Depression on Suicide Ideation.
Hyun A Oh, Young Rye Park, Mi Hye Choi
1Part-time Instructor, Dept. of Nursing, Daewon Science Collage, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Mokpo Catholic University, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Chung-ang University, Korea. mihye@cau.ac.kr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of parent-adolescent communication and depression on suicide ideation in the adolescent population. METHOD: The participants for this study were 391 students from two middle schools, one located in Seoul and one in Kyung-gi do Province. A self-report survey was used for data collection, which was carried out from February 8 to 14, 2006. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 11.0 Program. RESULTS: The average score for father-adolescent communication was 61.70, and for mother-adolescent communication, 64.04. The average score for depression was 16.01, and for suicide ideation, 8.69. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between suicide ideation and depression. There was a statistically significant reverse correlation between suicide ideation and mother-adolescent communication, and between suicide ideation and father-adolescent communication. Mother-adolescent communication and depression account for 46.4% of variance in suicide ideation of adolescents. CONCLUSION: According to the results, programs designed to improve parent-adolescent communication and decrease depression should be developed and put into practice to decrease the rate of suicide ideation in adolescents in Korea.
Key words: Adolescent; Suicide ideation; Communication; Depression
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