Cognitive Reappraisal and Suicidal Ideation – Mediating Roles of Perceived Social Support and Avoidant Coping in Indian University Students (76656)

Session Information: Psychology and Education
Session Chair: Atreyee Bhattacharyya

Friday, 29 March 2024 15:20
Session: Session 4
Room: Room E (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The contribution of reappraisal of a stressful situation and coping strategies on suicidal ideation of Indian University students is yet to be explored. Our objectives were to find the extent to which perceived social support and avoidant coping would act as a mediator between cognitive reappraisal and its effect on suicidal ideation and also to determine whether suicidal ideation would differ across different types of family units. 200 randomly selected University students (Mean age =19.9 and SD =1.43) participated. The Brief-COPE questionnaire, the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and the Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire Revised were used to measure the mentioned variables. Non-parametric one-way ANOVA (Kruskal-Wallis), Pearson’s product moment correlation, and a GLM mediation model were computed. Means of lifetime suicidal ideation significantly differed between those who stay alone and those who live in a nuclear family (_1^2 = 6.850, p = 0.009), and also between staying alone and those who stay in a joint family (_1^2 = 4.163, p = 0.041). Mediation analysis showed that social support could significantly mediate the relationship between cognitive reappraisal and suicidal ideation (Estimate = -.032, ß = -.058, t = -2.2, p < .05). Likewise, there was a full mediation effect (Estimate = -.039, ß = -.071, t = -2.5, p < .05) of avoidant coping on the relationship between cognitive reappraisal and suicidal ideation. Our study revealed how trusting and acknowledging social support and using maladaptive coping could affect the association between appraisal of the situation and suicidal ideation.

Atreyee Bhattacharyya, Amity University Kolkata, India
Soham Datta, Amity University Kolkata, India

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharyya is working as an assistant professor at the Amity University kolkata, India. Dr. Bhattacharyya's research interest involves childhood trauma, Suicidal ideation, positive psychology, and neurodevelopmental disability.

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