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dc.contributor.authorElsom, Anthony L
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-06T18:12:48Z
dc.date.available2019-05-06T18:12:48Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/8776
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, University of Regina. 65 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIt has been estimated that Indigenous people of all ages are more than twice as likely than those in the general population to commit suicide and these rates only seem to be steadily rising. There are numerous theories within the literature that seek to explain why this striking disparity exists, such as intergenerational trauma as a result of the residential school system, loss of culture and language, and problems maintaining social support within urban settings. The examination of data collected by Statistics Canada’s 2012 Aboriginal People’s Surveys (APS) was performed to determine the correlates that appear to be associated with the disproportionate rates of suicides experienced by the Indigenous population of Canada. The prevalence rate of Indigenous peoples that contemplated suicide within the last 12 months was found to be 3.5%, and the lifetime prevalence rate was found to be 13.7%. Evidence from the study was inconclusive in terms of establishing if suicide ideation was positively or negatively associated with the correlates examined. Interestingly, findings do suggest that those that have a history of residential school experience in the family appears to be positively correlated with increased knowledge and interest in Aboriginal languages and traditional activities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Arts, University of Reginaen_US
dc.subjectSuicidal behavioren_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.subjectOff-reservation boarding schoolsen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal People’s survey, Canadaen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous peoples--Languagesen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal language and cultureen_US
dc.titleCorrelates of suicide ideation for indigenous peoples in Canada: findings from the aboriginal peoples surveyen_US
dc.title.alternativeSuicide ideation for indigenous peoples in Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten_US
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