Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors among Pacific youth in New Zealand Tasileta Teevale, Arier Chi-Lun Lee, Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Terryann Coralie Clark, Simon Denny, Pat Bullen, Terry Fleming and Roshini Janet Peiris-John

By: Teevale, Tasileta.
Contributor(s): Lee, Arier C-L | Tiatia-Seath, Jemaima | Denny, Simon | Bullen, Pat | Fleming, Terry M | Peiris-John, Roshini J | University of Auckland. Adolescent Health Research Group | Clark. Terryann C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.Publisher: Hogrefe, 2016Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | CHILD EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE | CHILDREN | MENTAL HEALTH | MIGRANTS | PACIFIC PEOPLES | PASIFIKA | PROTECTIVE FACTORS | RISK FACTORS | SCHOOLS | STATISTICS | SUICIDE | VIOLENCE | YOUNG PEOPLE | YOUTH2000 | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Read abstract | AHRG website In: Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 2016, Advance online publication, 9 June 2016Summary: "Abstract. Background: New Zealand has the second highest youth suicide rate in the OECD and particularly among Pacific New Zealanders, who have a threefold higher risk of suicide attempt compared with the general population. Aims: Protective and risk factors for suicide attempts among New Zealand Pacific adolescents were assessed using data from Youth'12, an adolescent health and well-being survey. Method: This randomly selected nationally representative sample of New Zealand secondary school students included 1,445 Pacific high school students aged 12–17 years. Results: One in 10 (11.6%) Pacific adolescents reported attempting suicide. Risk factors for suicide included: being female, household food insecurity, low levels of family connections and family monitoring, life dissatisfaction, having a religious affiliation, and previous suicide by a family member or friend. Of those who had made a suicide attempt, 71% also experienced both suicide ideation and self-harm. Conclusion: This study suggests that given the high rates of suicide ideation and attempts among Pacific young people, targeted trials for new ways of support should be prioritized for this high-risk group. The Pacific family environment, which continues to be the critical space for intervening, and the school environment, as a provider of health services, were both protective of suicide attempt." (Authors' abstract). Access the website for other data and publications from the Youth2000 survey series. Record #5141
No physical items for this record

Crisis: the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 2016, Advance online publication, 9 June 2016

"Abstract. Background: New Zealand has the second highest youth suicide rate in the OECD and particularly among Pacific New Zealanders, who have a threefold higher risk of suicide attempt compared with the general population. Aims: Protective and risk factors for suicide attempts among New Zealand Pacific adolescents were assessed using data from Youth'12, an adolescent health and well-being survey. Method: This randomly selected nationally representative sample of New Zealand secondary school students included 1,445 Pacific high school students aged 12–17 years. Results: One in 10 (11.6%) Pacific adolescents reported attempting suicide. Risk factors for suicide included: being female, household food insecurity, low levels of family connections and family monitoring, life dissatisfaction, having a religious affiliation, and previous suicide by a family member or friend. Of those who had made a suicide attempt, 71% also experienced both suicide ideation and self-harm. Conclusion: This study suggests that given the high rates of suicide ideation and attempts among Pacific young people, targeted trials for new ways of support should be prioritized for this high-risk group. The Pacific family environment, which continues to be the critical space for intervening, and the school environment, as a provider of health services, were both protective of suicide attempt." (Authors' abstract). Access the website for other data and publications from the Youth2000 survey series. Record #5141

nz