The study received financial support from the John A. Hartford Foundation (Geriatric Social Work Initiative) and support during recruitment from the following organizations: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, MaleSurvivor, and 1in6.org. The authors are grateful for the generosity and courage of the men who participated in this study. The authors are also thankful for the helpful support during data analysis from Dr. Rob Baller.
Factors from Durkheim's Family Integration Related to Suicidal Ideation among Men with Histories of Child Sexual Abuse
Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013
© 2013 The American Association of Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 336–346, June 2013
How to Cite
Easton, S. D. and Renner, L. M. (2013), Factors from Durkheim's Family Integration Related to Suicidal Ideation among Men with Histories of Child Sexual Abuse. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 43: 336–346. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12020
- Issue published online: 10 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 13 FEB 2012
- John A. Hartford Foundation
Men who were sexually abused during childhood represent a highly stigmatized, marginalized population at risk for a variety of long-term mental health problems. Using the family integration dimension of Durkheim's theory of suicide, factors associated with suicidal ideation among a purposive sample of 487 men with histories of child sexual abuse were examined. Four variables—length of cohabitation, maternal support after disclosure, parental divorce, and older age—were negatively related to suicidal ideation. The analysis provides partial support for Durkheim's model. Implications for education, clinical practice, and future research are presented.