Title

Intersecting identities and social support impacting suicidal ideation and attempts among gender minority adults

Author

Ashley R Pate

Advisor

Nadorff, Michael R.

Committee Member

DeShong, Hilary L.

Committee Member

Stafford, Ty W. D.

Date of Degree

12-1-2019

Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 2 Years||forever||12/15/2021

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Psychology

Abstract

Suicidality rates are far higher among gender minority individuals than in the general population. This study sought to determine if intersecting identities and social support play a role in these rates. There were no differences in suicidality among gender minorities with an intersecting sexual minority identity. For intersecting racial/ethnic identities, it was found that White individuals were more likely to report past suicidal ideation than racial/ethnic minority individuals. Family support was independently associated with less suicidal ideation, whereas gender minority friend support was independently associated with an increase in suicidal ideation.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16429

Comments

gender minority||suicidal ideation||suicide attempt||sexual minority||racial/ethnic minority

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