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Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenisthty

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190663049

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190663049.001.0001

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Understanding Suicide in the School Context

Understanding Suicide in the School Context

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(p.109) Chapter 7 Understanding Suicide in the School Context
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Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts
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Ron Avi Astor

Rami Benbenishty

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0007

This chapter examines the relationships between suicide ideations and behaviors and school victimization, bullying, and school climate. The chapter reviews the evidence on the prevalence of suicide among youth and its relationships with peer victimization and identifies gaps in knowledge. The chapter suggests that the social context and the climate of the school are moderating the relationships between bullying and suicide. Despite the importance of school experiences for adolescents, only a few studies have attempted to conceptualize and empirically investigate the relationships between school-level contextual characteristics and suicidal ideation. Based on the model of school violence and bullying in context, the chapter presents a study of suicide ideation among high school students in California. The study examined student-level, school-level, and cross-level interactions predicting suicide ideation. The chapter discusses the implications of the findings for a public health approach to the prevention of students suicide ideation.

Keywords:   suicide, suicide ideation, public health, prevention, high school students, California, bullying, school climate

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