Financial distress and suicidal behaviour during COVID-19: family identification attenuates the negative relationship between COVID-related financial distress and mental ill-health

Stevenson, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2438-6425 and Wakefield, J.R.H. ORCID: 0000-0001-9155-9683, 2021. Financial distress and suicidal behaviour during COVID-19: family identification attenuates the negative relationship between COVID-related financial distress and mental ill-health. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

COVID-19 provides a 'perfect storm' of social and economic suicide risk-factors. Recent research has evidenced an initial impact of the pandemic upon suicide rates, but has yet to understand how elevated financial threat and social isolation may predict suicide ideation/behaviour, or which social factors promote resilience. This study addressed these shortcomings. An online longitudinal survey study (N = 370) which took place from May-September 2020 showed COVID-related financial distress predicts suicidal thoughts and behaviour via increased depression and loneliness. Family identification attenuates these relationships. Our findings reaffirm the importance of social factors in reducing mental ill-health outcomes of economic crises.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Financial distress & suicide during COVID [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Health Psychology
Creators: Stevenson, C. and Wakefield, J.R.H.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 14 April 2021
ISSN: 1359-1053
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10.1177/13591053211014597DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Apr 2021 14:10
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:03
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42723

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