Executive function in relation to suicidal thinking

Ong, E, Eachus, P, Tang, A and Thompson, C 2016, Executive function in relation to suicidal thinking , in: th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2016), 22nd February 2016 to 23rd February 2016, Singapore.

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Abstract

Suicidal behaviour is a public health problem and there is increasing concern regarding the rise of such behaviour. Although past studies have identified the role of cognitive factors in suicide, little has been done to explore the cognitive processes involved in suicidal thinking in adults. A cross-sectional study of 133 university undergraduates from Hong Kong (N=67) and the UK (N=64) was conducted to measure participants’ suicide ideation, coping, and executive function. Findings revealed that increased suicide ideation was related to deficits in executive function and an increase in avoidance-focused coping. Executive functions such as organization of material, initiation, and emotional control were important predictor variables in suicide ideation. The findings also indicated that coping is an important factor in the relationship between executive function deficits and suicide ideation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: 5th Annual International Conference Proceedings on Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology
Publisher: Global Science and Technology Forum
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Catherine Thompson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 11:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 03:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40494

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