Monthly Archives: September 2013

Perceived Academic Performance and Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use: Longitudinal Relationships in Young Community Adolescents

Perceived Academic Performance and Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use: Longitudinal Relationships in Young Community Adolescents

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Bergen, H., Martin, G., Allison, S. & Roeger, L., 2005. Perceived academic performance and alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use: longitudinal relationships in young community adolescents. Journal of Addictive Behaviours, 30; 1563-1573.

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Perceived academic performance … adolescent suicide risk: implications for teachers

Perceived academic performance, self-esteem and locus of control as indicators of need for assessment of adolescent suicide risk: implications for teachers

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Martin, G., Richardson, A. S., Bergen, H. A., Roeger, L., & Allison, S., 2005. Perceived Academic Performance, Self-Esteem and Locus of Control as Indicators of Need for Assessment of Adolescent Suicide Risk: Implications for teachers. Journal of Adolescence. 27:1, 75-87.
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Perceived Academic Performance as an Indicator of Risk of Attempted Suicide in Young Adolescents

This study investigated perceived academic performance and self-reported suicidal behaviour in 2,596 adolescents, mean age 13 years, from 27 South Australian high schools. Groups perceiving their academic performance as failing, below average, average and above average were significantly different on measures of self-esteem, locus of control, depressive symptoms, suicidal thoughts, plans, threats, deliberate self-injury, and suicide attempts.

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Richardson, A., Martin, G., Bergen, H., Roeger, L. & Allison, S., 2005. Perceived Academic Performance as an Indicator of Risk of Attempted Suicide in Young Adolescents. Archives of Suicide Research, 9:163–176.

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Locus of control as an indicator of risk for suicidal behaviour among adolescents

Locus of Control is a measure of whether a young person feels in charge of their life (internal LOC), or whether they are a straw in the wind, controlled by others, school and the world (external LOC). The key finding for this paper was that suicidal behaviour in young people was more likely in young people with an external LOC

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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1993.  Locus of Control as an Indicator of Risk for Suicidal Behaviour among Adolescents, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88:409-414.
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Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

This 1993 paper was one of the first attempts in the literature to examine whether certain types of music might be associated with, or even influence, youth suicide. We concluded that vulnerable young people might turn to (for instance) heavy metal music out of rage and resentment, and that some of those might become further depressed by the style of music and/or the lyrics. The paper has been cited often, and other research studies have built on our work.

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Martin, G., Clarke, M., & Pearce, C., 1993.  Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32:3, May. 530-535.
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