Associations between Suicide Behaviors and Religiosity in Young Adults

Authors

  • Shannon Gwin
  • Paul Branscum
  • E. Laurette Taylor
  • Marshall Cheney
  • Sarah B. Maness
  • Melissa Frey
  • Ying Zhan

Keywords:

Young adults, suicide, mental health, religiosity

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine associations between suicide ideation, parental relation- ships, and religiosity among young adults. An online survey was administered to students (n=775) from colleges and universities in a southwestern state measuring suicide ideation, protective assets of parental relationships, and religiosity beliefs. Odds ratios analysis revealed a significant inverse association between religiosity and suicide ideation. Overall, higher rates religiosity appears to be associated with lower bouts of suicide ideation in the last 12 months. Addition of religious/spirituality-oriented tools may be important to incorporate in mental health interventions for those young adults that report having greater religiosity.

Published

2021-04-29

How to Cite

Gwin, S., Branscum, P., Taylor, E. L., Cheney, M., Maness, S. B., Frey, M., & Zhan, Y. (2021). Associations between Suicide Behaviors and Religiosity in Young Adults. American Journal of Health Studies, 35(4). Retrieved from https://amjhealthstudies.com/index.php/ajhs/article/view/259