Parent-Youth Closeness and Youth's Suicidal Ideation

  title={Parent-Youth Closeness and Youth's Suicidal Ideation},
  author={Ruth X. Liu},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={145 - 175}
  • R. Liu
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Youth & Society
Data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents studied at two points in time are used to examine gender-specific influence of parent-youth closeness on youth's suicidal ideation and its variations by stages of adolescence and race or ethnicity. Logistic regression analyses yielded interesting findings: (a) Closeness with fathers exerts an important influence on girls, and this effect is observed regardless of stages of adolescence and race/ethnicity; (b) the influence of fathers on… Expand
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