SUICIDE AMONG OLDER ADULTS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PERSONALITY AND SELF-ESTEEM ON THWARTED BELONGINGNESS, PERCEIVED BURDENSOMENESS, AND SUICIDAL IDEATION
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Suicide among older adults is a global public health concern. The interpersonal psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) has demonstrated that Thwarted Belongingness (TB) and Perceived Burdensomeness (PB) are significant predictors of suicidal ideation (SI). Though much research has been done on SI and factors that contribute to TB and PB, there is little empirical data exploring how these factors are connected to personality traits and self-esteem. This correlational study explored the relationships and predictive ability of normal and abnormal personality traits (i.e., Five Factor Model - ...