Suicide attempts and stressful life events among homeless people in Madrid (Spain)

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Panadero Herrero, Sonia and Martín Galván, Rosa and Vázquez Cabrera, José Juan (2018) Suicide attempts and stressful life events among homeless people in Madrid (Spain). Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 28 (4). pp. 200-212. ISSN 1052-9284; 1099-1298

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Abstract

The article describes a study carried out with a representative sample of homeless people in Madrid (Spain; N = 188). This study aims to corroborate the relationship identified in the literature between stressful life events and suicidal behaviour in a group in a situation of social exclusion, to assess the differences in the number and characteristics of stressful life events experienced by homeless people who are attempters and non‐attempters, and to identify which combination of stressful life events enables discrimination for suicide attempts among homeless people. The results show that 30% of homeless people in Madrid had attempted suicide, and 57.9% of them had done so for the first time when they were homeless. The interviewees are shown to have experienced a large amount of stressful life events, with substantially more stressors experienced by the homeless people who tried to commit suicide, during both their childhood and adolescence and throughout their life. Finally, we found that the combination of 7 stressful life events provided the best possible discrimination between homeless attempters and non‐attempters.


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Referencia bibliográfica: Panadero, S., Martín, R., & Vázquez, J. J. (2018). Suicide attempts and stressful
life events among homeless people in Madrid (Spain). Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 28(4), 200-212. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/casp.2351

Uncontrolled Keywords:Homeless people, stresful life events, suicidal attempts
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology
Medical sciences > Psychology > Clinical psychology and psychodiagnostics
Medical sciences > Psychology > Social psychology
Medical sciences > Psychology > Psychologists
ID Code:69264
Deposited On:17 Dec 2021 08:24
Last Modified:17 Dec 2021 08:26

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