Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 261–268 | Cite as

Associated Factors of Suicide Among University Students: Importance of Family Environment

  • Tülin GençözEmail author
  • Pınar Or
Original Paper


The aim in this study was to underline the importance of family environment as a significant associate of suicide probability among university students. For this aim 226 Turkish university students completed Suicide Probability Scale, Family Environment Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Positive and Negative Affect Scale. As a result of the formulated regression analysis, after controlling for the 51% of the total variance accounted for by the control variables (i.e., gender, age, living with family versus away from family, and Grade Point Averages) and mood related variables (i.e., depressive symptoms, and positive and negative affect), family cohesion still emerged as a significant associate of the suicide probability. These findings underline the importance of family relations as a risk factor of suicide among university students.


Suicide probability Family environment Depressive symptoms Negative affect Positive affect Turkish university students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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