Hopelessness and suicidality in Turkish and American respondents

Omega (Westport). 2007;55(4):311-9. doi: 10.2190/OM.55.4.e.


In samples of both Turkish and American students, the correlates of suicidal ideation were found to be similar, with depression, hopelessness, and attitudes toward the ownership of life predicting the level of suicidal ideation in both samples. Results using a Western measure of religiosity, however, were different in the two cultures, indicating the need for measures of religiosity specifically tailored for Turkish culture.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude / ethnology*
  • Culture
  • Depression / epidemiology*
  • Depression / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
  • Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Turkey / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology