Hopelessness, parent-adolescent communication, and suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.

@article{Kwok2010HopelessnessPC,
  title={Hopelessness, parent-adolescent communication, and suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.},
  author={Sylvia Y. C. Lai Kwok and Daniel Tan-Lei Shek},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={224-33}
}
Based on the responses of 5,557 Chinese secondary students in Hong Kong, the relationships among perceived hopelessness, family functioning, and suicidal ideation were examined. Results showed that suicidal ideation was positively related to hopelessness, but negatively related to parent-adolescent communication. Compared with father-adolescent communication, mother-adolescent communication generally had a stronger association with adolescent suicidal ideation. It was further found that the… CONTINUE READING

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