Journal article

Expressions of masculinity and associations with suicidal ideation among young males

Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Victor Sojo, Galina Daraganova, Dianne Currier, Adrienne O’Neil, Kylie King, Allison Milner

BMC Psychiatry | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background Adolescent boys and young men are at particular risk of suicide. Suicidal ideation is an important risk factor for suicide, but is poorly understood among adolescent males. Some masculine behaviors have been associated with deleterious effects on health, yet there has been little quantitative examination of associations between masculinity and suicide or suicidal ideation, particularly among boys/young men. This study aimed to examine associations between conformity to masculine norms and suicidal ideation in a sample of adolescents. Methods A prospective cohort design, this study drew on a sample of 829 Australian boys/young men from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Hea..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Business Improvement Program (BIP) Reinvestment grant and an Australian Research Council Linkage Project Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes (LP 180100035), and an NHMRC Partnership Project grant (APP1134499). AM is supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship, TK is supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (1858815), and VS is supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (603783). The funding bodies had no role in the design of the study, data collection, analysis, interpretation of results or the writing of this manuscript.