The Interaction Between Suicidal Ideation, Insomnia Symptoms, and Student Status

Stevenson, Jodie C., Irvine, Kamila, Allen, Sarah and Akram, Umair (2021) The Interaction Between Suicidal Ideation, Insomnia Symptoms, and Student Status. Experimental Results, 2 . e33. ISSN 2516-712X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/exp.2021.25

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Abstract

Evidence demonstrates increased vulnerability to thoughts and behaviors related to suicide (i.e. suicidal ideation) in students This study examined the interaction between insomnia-symptoms and student-status (students vs. non-students) on reports of suicidal thoughts of behaviours. N=363 university students and N=300 members of the general population provided complete data on measures of insomnia-symptoms and suicidal ideation. Students indicated greater reports of both total and lifetime ideation whilst also considering suicidal behaviour within the past year. However, no differences were observed in reports of possible future attempt(s) and the disclosure of suicidal thoughts and behaviours to another person. Moreover, students presenting concurrent symptoms of insomnia reported significantly elevated levels of suicidal ideation relative to non-students. These outcomes highlight the possible role of insomnia symptoms in accentuating suicidal thoughts and behaviours in the student population.

Keywords:Mental health, Students, Suicide
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:47206
Deposited On:16 Dec 2021 10:28

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