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Subject/Keyword
Suicide
Internet
Help-Seeking
Adults
Adolescents
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Lux, Tara M.
Supervisor and department
Everall, Robin (Educational Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Larsen, Denise (Educational Psychology)
Leroy, Carol (Elementary Education)
Department
Department of Educational Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-28T03:12:53Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Young people are accessing the Internet for help with their suicidal state; yet, little is known about how the online help-seeking process occurs in suicidal adolescents and young adults. The present study explored this topic by interviewing Canadian’s who experienced the suicidal state as adolescents and young adults. Grounded theory approach was employed to both describe and explain the online help-seeking process for suicidal behaviours in young people. The main phenomenon revealed in this study was the online help-seeking experience as a desire to escape the pain of the suicidal state. Several conditions, actions/interactions, and consequences related to this central category, building toward a grounded theory of online help-seeking in suicidal young people. The implications of these findings are to enhance the current understanding of help-seeking behaviour in suicidal young people and emphasize how the Internet can be used for suicide prevention.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3Z343
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License granted by Tara Lux (lux@ualberta.ca) on 2011-09-23T04:57:26Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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