Comparing the effect of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others between Australia and Brazil

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Peel, Raquel, Buckby, Beryl and McBain, Kerry Anne. 2017. "Comparing the effect of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others between Australia and Brazil." Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) Journal of Psychology. 3 (2), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5176/2345-7872_3.2_43
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Comparing the effect of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others between Australia and Brazil

ERA Journal ID212644
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPeel, Raquel (Author), Buckby, Beryl (Author) and McBain, Kerry Anne (Author)
Journal TitleGlobal Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) Journal of Psychology
Journal Citation3 (2), pp. 1-10
Number of Pages10
Year2017
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISSN2345-7872
2345-7929
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5176/2345-7872_3.2_43
Web Address (URL)http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/JPsych/article/view/1695
Abstract

Few studies have considered how suicide is perceived and impacted by stigma across cultures. A sample of 478 participants from Australia and Brazil was used to investigate cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of stigma on the recognition of suicide risk in others. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide framed a mixed method within and between groups design. English and Portuguese versions of an online survey were developed to assess perception of thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, acquired capability for suicide, suicide stigma, and demographic characteristics. A significant model was identified predicting recognition of suicide risk in Australia and Brazil. However, not all constructs contributed uniquely. Suicide stigma was found to blind perception of suicide risk in others across cultures. Theoretical implications and future directions for research are outlined.

Keywordssuicide; culture; stigma
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsJames Cook University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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