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J. Korean Home Econ. Assoc > Volume 48(8); 2010 > Article
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2010;48(8):27-37. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2010.48.8.027
Effects of Adolescent's Alienation, Depression, Family Environment and School Maladjustment on Suicidal Ideation
Yoon Suk Cho1, Kyung Nim Lee2
1Department of Child & Family Studies, Dong-A University
2Department of Child & Family Studies·Research Institute of Human Ecology, Dong-A University
Corresponding Author: Kyung Nim Lee ,Tel: +82-51-200-7311, Fax: +82-51-200-7312 , Email: knlee@dau.ac.kr
Received: May 25, 2010; Revised: June 3, 2010   Accepted: July 15, 2010.
This study examined the effects of adolescent's alienation, depression, family environment and school maladjustment on suicidal ideation. Data were collected from 577 second graders from high school. The results were as follows: Firstly, family's abuse had a direct and an indirect effect through alienation and depression on adolescent's suicidal ideation. Home stress, family support and socioeconomic status had an indirect effect through school maladjustment, alienation and depression on suicidal ideation. Secondly, school maladjustment in dating had a direct effect on adolescent's suicidal ideation. School maladjustment in relations with teacher and peers and in learning activities had indirect effects through alienation and depression on adolescent's suicidal ideation. Thirdly, adolescent's depression had a greatest direct effect on suicidal ideation. Adolescent's alienation had a direct and an indirect effect through depression on adolescent's suicidal ideation and was the most important predictive variable of adolescent's suicidal ideation.
Keywords: suicidal ideation, alienation, depression, family environment, school maladjustment
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