Family processes and suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

Sylvia Y.C.L. Kwok, Tan Lei Shek

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Based on the responses of 5,557 Chinese secondary students in Hong Kong, the relationships between perceived family functioning (systemic correlate), parent-adolescent communication (dyadic correlate), and suicidal ideation were examined in this study. Results showed that suicidal ideation was negatively related to global family functioning and parent-adolescent communication. Regression analyses indicated that the dyadic and systemic factors had similar importance in predicting suicidal ideation. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-41
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2011


  • Chinese adolescents
  • Family functioning
  • Family processes
  • Parent-adolescent communication
  • Suicidal ideation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Environmental Science


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