Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil

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Peel, Raquel, Buckby, Beryl and McBain, Kerry. 2017. "Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil." 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2017). Singapore 06 - 07 Mar 2017 https://doi.org/10.5176/2251-1865_CBP17.32
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Is awareness of suicide risk and intent culturally informed? A comparison between Australia and Brazil

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsPeel, Raquel (Author), Buckby, Beryl (Author) and McBain, Kerry (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2017)
Number of Pages10
Year2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5176/2251-1865_CBP17.32
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=is-awareness-of-suicide-risk-and-intent-culturally-informed-a-comparison-between-australia-and-brazil
Conference/Event6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2017)
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6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology (CBP 2017)
Parent
International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
Event Date
06 to end of 07 Mar 2017
Event Location
Singapore
Abstract

The current study, with a sample of 478 participants from Australia and Brazil, investigated cross-cultural perceptions of suicide and the impact of suicide stigma and religiosity on the recognition of suicide risk in others. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide was used to frame a mixed method between and within groups questionnaire based design. English and Portuguese versions of a survey were developed to assess perception of thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, acquired capability for suicide, suicide stigma, religiosity, as well as demographic characteristics. A significant model was identified predicting recognition of suicide risk in Australia and Brazil. However, not all constructs contributed uniquely. Suicide stigma and religiosity were found to blind perception of suicide risk in others. Theoretical implications, as well as future directions for research are outlined.

Keywordssuicide; stigma; religion; culture
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
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Copyright © GSTF 2017.

Byline AffiliationsJames Cook University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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