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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Rory C
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorWhyte, Marie-Claire
dc.contributor.authorMacHale, Siobhan
dc.contributor.authorMasterton, George
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T11:35:54Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T11:35:54Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.identifier.citationSelf-regulation of unattainable goals in suicide attempters: the relationship between goal disengagement, goal reengagement and suicidal ideation. 2009, 47 (2):164-9 Behav Res Theren
dc.identifier.issn1873-622X
dc.identifier.pmid19103433
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.brat.2008.11.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127697
dc.description.abstractThere is growing interest in models of adaptive self-regulation. Recent research suggests that goal disengagement and goal reengagement (i.e., goal adjustment) are implicated in the self-regulation of emotion. This study extends the self-regulation research to investigate the utility of goal adjustment in understanding suicidal risk. To this end, two hundred adults hospitalised following a suicidal episode completed a range of clinical and psychological measures in hospital and were followed up approximately 2.5 months after discharge (Time 2). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that goal reengagement predicted suicidal ideation at Time 2. In addition, the lack of goal reengagement was especially pernicious when reported concomitantly with high disengagement. These predictive effects were independent of baseline mood, attempt status and suicidal intent. The theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAspirations (Psychology)
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies
dc.subject.meshGoals
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInternal-External Control
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics
dc.subject.meshSuicide, Attempted
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult
dc.titleSelf-regulation of unattainable goals in suicide attempters: the relationship between goal disengagement, goal reengagement and suicidal ideation.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSuicidal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK. ro2@stir.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalBehaviour research and therapyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractThere is growing interest in models of adaptive self-regulation. Recent research suggests that goal disengagement and goal reengagement (i.e., goal adjustment) are implicated in the self-regulation of emotion. This study extends the self-regulation research to investigate the utility of goal adjustment in understanding suicidal risk. To this end, two hundred adults hospitalised following a suicidal episode completed a range of clinical and psychological measures in hospital and were followed up approximately 2.5 months after discharge (Time 2). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that goal reengagement predicted suicidal ideation at Time 2. In addition, the lack of goal reengagement was especially pernicious when reported concomitantly with high disengagement. These predictive effects were independent of baseline mood, attempt status and suicidal intent. The theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.


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