Who We Are
News & Stories
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 19, 2023
November 11, 2022
November 17, 2022
November 19, 2022
University Wide Events
No Communication Compromises
Areas of Study
Changing the world
Community & Innovation
Research Experiences & Services
Your Journey Starts Here
Tools & Resources
Explore Our Campus
Dec 9, 2022
Faculty and Staff
Predictors of Interpersonal Suicide Risk in Deaf and hard of hearing Groups
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1214
Suicide is a leading cause of premature death in minority groups; however, neither prevalence nor risk of suicide in deaf and hard of hearing (HH) populations are known.
According to the interpersonal theory of suicide (Joiner, 2005), the desire for suicide, derived from perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, along with a fearlessness about death and capability for suicide, acquired through painful physiological experiences, combine to create a highly predictive model of lethal self-harm.
As deaf and hard of hearing groups are often marginalized from their hearing peers, these groups may be at high-risk for suicide. Thus, the aim of this study is to examine the relationship between acculturation and risk for suicide via variables that comprise the interpersonal theory of suicide.
Further, attachment theory can be thought of as a theoretical foundation to the interpersonal theory of suicide, as the attachment style one develops predicts whether one seeks or avoids closeness when distressed (Bowlby, 1983) and has also been linked to suicidal behaviors. Therefore, the role of adult attachment style within the relationship between acculturation and risk for suicide will also be assessed.
Fill out our inquiry form for an Admissions Counselor to contact you.
Create an account to start Your Applications.
Already Started an Application? Log in to Submit your completed Application or Check your application status here.
Dr. H-Dirksen Bauman
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Copyright © 2023 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002