Vita Poštuvan

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AIMS To investigate the prevalence of pathological internet use (PIU) and maladaptive internet use (MIU) among adolescents in 11 European countries in relation to demographic, social factors and internet accessibility. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING The 7th Framework European Union (EU) funded project, Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence and associated psychosocial factors of occasional and repetitive direct self-injurious behavior (D-SIB), such as self-cutting, -burning, -biting, -hitting, and skin damage by other methods, in representative adolescent samples from 11 European countries. METHODS Cross-sectional assessment of adolescents was(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based best practices for incorporation into an optimal multilevel intervention for suicide prevention should be identifiable in the literature. AIMS To identify effective interventions for the prevention of suicidal behavior. METHODS Review of systematic reviews found in the Pubmed, Cochrane, and DARE databases. Steps include(More)
BACKGROUND Stigmatizing attitudes toward depression and toward help-seeking are important barriers for people with mental health problems to obtain adequate professional help. This study aimed to examine: (1) population attitudes toward depression and toward seeking professional help in four European countries; (2) the relation between depression stigma and(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on attitudes toward suicide are of great interest to researchers worldwide. Although various instruments have been developed to measure attitudes toward suicide, psychometric properties of these instruments have not been systematically reviewed and organized. AIM We aimed to identify valid, reliable and feasible attitudinal scales by(More)
Rising global rates of pathological Internet use (PIU) and related psychological impairments have gained considerable attention in recent years. In an effort to acquire evidence-based knowledge of this relationship, the main objective of this study was to investigate the association between PIU, psychopathology and self-destructive behaviours among(More)
OBJECTIVES Anxiety and concerns in daily life may result in sleep problems and consistent evidence suggests that inadequate sleep has several negative consequences on cognitive performance, physical activity, and health. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between mean hours of sleep per night, psychologic distress, and behavioral concerns.(More)
BACKGROUND Social workers are expected to play important roles in suicide intervention. Caregiving behaviours of medical personnel to suicidal individuals have been reported to be influenced by their own attitudes toward suicide. In this context, only a limited number of studies have examined social workers' attitudes toward suicide. AIM The purpose of(More)
PURPOSE To examine risk and protective factors moderating the associations between three types of bullying victimization (physical, verbal, and relational bullying) with suicide ideation/attempts in a large representative sample of European adolescents. METHODS We analyzed cross-sectional data on 11,110 students (mean age = 14.9, standard deviation = .89)(More)
BACKGROUND Suicidal behaviours in adolescents are a major public health problem and evidence-based prevention programmes are greatly needed. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of school-based preventive interventions of suicidal behaviours. METHODS The Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) study is a multicentre, cluster-randomised(More)