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Self-efficacy, Cultural Disposition, and Suicidal Ideation among South Korean Medical Students
by An, Byungduck, Ph.D., Regent University, 2019, 155; 13903536
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cultural disposition and self-efficacy on South Korean medical students’ suicidal ideation, using methods of cluster analysis and mediating effect analysis, supported by descriptive statistics. The researcher found that self-efficacy was lower in the “low cultural disposition” group than in the “mixed cultural disposition” group; that the individualistic cultural disposition was significantly higher in the suicidal ideation group than in the mixed culture disposition group; and that the higher the self-efficacy, the lower the suicidal ideation. Self-efficacy was also found to have a partial mediating effect in relation to cultural propensity and suicidal ideation. Therefore, self-efficacy was shown to be an important factor to include in suicide prevention education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: James, Sells, Ingo, Tophoven
School: Regent University
Department: School of Psychology & Counseling
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Social psychology
Keywords: Cultural disposition, Self-efficacy, Suicidal ideation, South Korea
Publication Number: 13903536
ISBN: 9781085632089
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