Filicide-suicide ideation among Taiwanese parents with school-aged children: Prevalence and associated factors
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要This study explored the prevalence of filicide-suicide ideation among Taiwanese parents with school-aged children. Multiple risk factors associated with filicide-suicide ideation were assessed, and the potential effect of traditional family values was evaluated. A random sample of 1,564 parents was recruited from 21 elementary schools in a rural area of Taiwan. Potential risk factors, including demographics, family finance, psychological maladjustment, family interaction, and cultural beliefs, were further examined using a hierarchical logistic regression. Overall, 14.6% of the respondents reported having filicide-suicide ideation during the past year. The hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed that demographic factors including age, gender, and ethnicity had no significant effect. Family finances, depression, and conflict with the respondent's spouse were positively associated with filicide-suicide ideation. Finally, the parents' beliefs in traditional family values had a positive effect on filicide-suicide ideation. In other words, filicide-suicide thoughts were more common among those who upheld a strong parental responsibility for care giving and family solidarity. This study revealed a substantial prevalence of filicide-suicide ideation among local parents and identified a number of risk factors associated with those thoughts, namely family financial status, parental depression, and conflict with one's spouse. More importantly, the results highlighted the effect of traditional family values in the process. The potential intention of filicide-suicide as mercy killing and its cultural relevance were discussed. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Wei HS, Chen JK
期刊名稱Child Abuse and Neglect
出版年份2014
月份3
日期1
卷號38
期次3
出版社PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
頁次468 - 478
國際標準期刊號0145-2134
電子國際標準期刊號1873-7757
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Children; Culture; Filicide; Parents; Suicidal ideation; Taiwan
Web of Science 學科類別Family Studies; FAMILY STUDIES; Psychology; Psychology, Social; PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL; Social Work; SOCIAL WORK

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