J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2010 Sep;19(3):278-287. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.3.278.

Development of a Multisystem Core Competency Support Model to Prevent Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents

  • 1College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea. parkhs@cu.ac.kr


In this study, the fitness of a path model on the relationship among the variables, parent-adolescent communication, school resilience, self-esteem, depression, and suicidal ideation for adolescents, was examined. The aim of the study was to provide fundamental data about preventing adolescent's suicidal ideation by developing and examining a multisystem core competency support model.
The participants were 398 adolescents. The data were analyzed with the SPSS and AMOS programs.
Parent-adolescent communication, school resilience, self-esteem, and depression showed a direct effect on suicidal ideation for adolescents, while parent-adolescent communication, school resilience, and self-esteem showed an indirect effect on suicidal ideation for adolescents. The modified path model of adolescent's suicidal ideation was shown to be correct.
These results suggest that adolescent's suicidal ideation can be decreased by increasing parent-adolescent communication, school resilience, and self-esteem and reducing depression. The findings of the study indicate a need to design a core competency reinforcement program that emphasizes increases in parent-adolescent communication, school resilience, and self-esteem and reduction of depression in order to decrease adolescent's suicide ideation.


Adolescent; Suicide; Competency

MeSH Terms

Suicidal Ideation*


  • Figure 1 Hypothetical path model.

  • Figure 2 Modified path model.

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