Hopelessness and suicidality in Turkish and American respondents


Gencoz F. , Vatan S., Walker R. L. , Lester D.

OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING, vol.55, no.4, pp.311-319, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2190/om.55.4.e
  • Title of Journal : OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-319

Abstract

In samples of both Turkish and American students, the correlates of suicidal ideation were found to be similar, with depression, hopelessness, and attitudes toward the ownership of life predicting the level of suicidal ideation in both samples. Results using a Western measure of religiosity, however, were different in the two cultures, indicating the need for measures of religiosity specifically tailored for Turkish culture.