Suicidality, school dropout, and reading problems among adolescents

Stephanie S. Daniel, Adam K. Walsh, David B. Goldston, Elizabeth M. Arnold, Beth A. Reboussin, Frank B. Wood

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts and school dropout among youth with poor reading in comparison to youth with typical reading (n = 188) recruited from public schools at the age of 15. In a prospective naturalistic study, youth and parents participated in repeated research assessments to obtain information about suicide ideation and attempts, psychiatric and sociodemographic variables, and school dropout. Youth with poor reading ability were more likely to experience suicidal ideation or attempts and more likely to drop out of school than youth with typical reading, even after controlling for sociodemographic and psychiatric variables. Suicidality and school dropout were strongly associated with each other. Prevention efforts should focus on better understanding the relationship between these outcomes, as well as on the developmental paths leading up to these behaviors among youth with reading difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-514
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Daniel, S. S., Walsh, A. K., Goldston, D. B., Arnold, E. M., Reboussin, B. A., & Wood, F. B. (2006). Suicidality, school dropout, and reading problems among adolescents. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39(6), 507-514. https://doi.org/10.1177/00222194060390060301

Suicidality, school dropout, and reading problems among adolescents. / Daniel, Stephanie S.; Walsh, Adam K.; Goldston, David B.; Arnold, Elizabeth M.; Reboussin, Beth A.; Wood, Frank B.

In: Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.01.2006, p. 507-514.

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Daniel, Stephanie S. ; Walsh, Adam K. ; Goldston, David B. ; Arnold, Elizabeth M. ; Reboussin, Beth A. ; Wood, Frank B. / Suicidality, school dropout, and reading problems among adolescents. In: Journal of Learning Disabilities. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 507-514.
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