Factors from Durkheim's family integration related to suicidal ideation among men with histories of child sexual abuse

Scott D. Easton, Lynette M. Renner

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Abstract

Men who were sexually abused during childhood represent a highly stigmatized, marginalized population at risk for a variety of long-term mental health problems. Using the family integration dimension of Durkheim's theory of suicide, factors associated with suicidal ideation among a purposive sample of 487 men with histories of child sexual abuse were examined. Four variables - length of cohabitation, maternal support after disclosure, parental divorce, and older age - were negatively related to suicidal ideation. The analysis provides partial support for Durkheim's model. Implications for education, clinical practice, and future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-346
Number of pages11
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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