The authors investigated the complex relationships of coping associated with suicide risk among community college students. Survey responses were obtained from 733 participants. A multiple linear regression demonstrated that maladaptive coping such as self-distraction, substance use, and denial were predictive factors of suicide among students in the 18–29 age group. Self-distraction and denial were significant coping protective factors of suicide risk for students aged 29–67. Implications for increasing suicide awareness and prevention in education are discussed.
Keywords: suicide, coping, community college, mental health
Martin, L. E., & Bohecker, L. (2021). Coping and Suicide Among At-Risk Community College Students. Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges, 24 (1). Retrieved from https://commons.vccs.edu/inquiry/vol24/iss1/5