Associations of religiosity, attitudes towards suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 muslim countries

dc.contributor.author Hamdan, Motasem
dc.contributor.author Agha, Hazem
dc.contributor.author Et. al.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-23T15:43:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-23T15:43:51Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-24
dc.description.abstract Objective: The study investigated the associations of religiosity, religious coping and suicide acceptance to suicide ideation and attempts in 7427 young adults affiliating with Islam from 11 Muslim countries. Method: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. We used F and χ2 tests and correlation analyses to report descriptive statistics. Multi-group path models with (i) a zero-inflated Poisson distribution and, (ii) a Binomial distribution were used to model the number of occurrences of suicidal ideation, and occurrence of a suicide attempt, respectively. Results: Religiosity was negatively associated with acceptability of suicide, but it was positively related to punishment after death across the 11 countries. Religiosity was negatively associated with ever experiencing suicidal ideation, both directly and indirectly through its association with attitudes towards suicide, especially the belief in acceptability of suicide. Neither positive nor negative religious coping were related to suicidal ideation. However, religiosity was negatively related to suicide attempts among those who experienced suicidal ideation at least once. This association was mediated through the belief in acceptability of suicide and religious coping. Negative religious coping was positively associated with suicide attempts probably because it weakened the protective effects of religiosity. Conclusions: Findings from this study suggest that the effects of religiosity in the suicidal process operate through attitudes towards suicide. We therefore conclude that clinical assessment as well as research in suicidology may benefit from paying due attention to attitudes towards suicide. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0277-9536
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6408
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Muslim religiosity en_US
dc.subject Suicidal ideation en_US
dc.subject Suicidal behavior en_US
dc.subject Suicidal attitudes en_US
dc.subject Religious coping en_US
dc.subject Religious prohibition en_US
dc.title Associations of religiosity, attitudes towards suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 muslim countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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