What Do Spouses of Current Service Members Consider Risks and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation?
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
This quantitative study investigates what current service members’ spouses identify as risk and protective factors for suicidal ideation, for themselves and for other military spouses. Online surveys were used to obtain demographic information, place of residence, impact of deployment, and identify risk and protective factors for suicidal ideation for military spouses. Respondents (n=55) were military spouses, recruited through Facebook "Military Spouse" pages. Findings identified immediate family, peers, and resilience as protective factors for suicidal ideation in themselves and legal issues, financial issues, and thoughts of ending ones’ own life as risk factors in other military spouses. Respondents were more likely to identify risk factors for suicidal ideation for other military spouses and protective factors for suicidal ideation for themselves. Implications for practice and research are provided.
spouses, military service members, risks, protective factors, suicidal ideation
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Oman, Nicole, "What Do Spouses of Current Service Members Consider Risks and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation?" (2012). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 90.