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Self-esteem and suicidal behaviour in youth: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
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AuthorSoto-Sanz, Victoria; Antonio Piqueras, Jose; Rodriguez-Marin, Jestis; Teresa Perez-Vazquez, Ma; Rodriguez-Jimenez, Tiscar; Castellvi, Pere; Miranda-Mendizabal, Andrea; Pares-Badell, Oleguer; Almenara, Jose; Blasco, Maria Jesus; Cebria, Annabel; Gabilondo, Andrea; Gili, Margarida; Roca, Miquel ; Lagares, Carolina; Alonso, Jordi
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CitationSoto-Sanz V, Piqueras JA, Rodriguez-Marin J, Perez-Vazquez MT, Rodriguez-Jimenez T, Castellvi P, et al. Self-esteem and suicidal behaviour in youth: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psicothema. 2019 Aug;31(3):246-54.
Background: Previous literature suggests that low self-esteem is a risk factor for suicide attempts, but no meta-analyses have been conducted to assess this association in adolescents/young adults. The present study examined the relationship between low self-esteem and suicide attempts in young people (12-26 years old). Method: Meta-analyses were performed using random-effects models (ES) and odds ratio (OR). Heterogeneity and sensitivity analyses were performed. Results: From 26,883 initial titles, 22 studies met the inclusion criteria, of which 9 studies had data that could be included in the meta-analysis. The meta-analysis showed that youths with lower self-esteem were more likely to have future suicide attempts, with an effect size (self-esteem as continuous variable) of d = .58 (95% CI = .44 - .73) and, for low self-esteem (categorical variable) an OR = 1.99 (95% CI = 1.39-2.86; p < .001). Conclusion: A low level of self-esteem is a risk factor for suicide attempts in adolescents/young adults.
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