According to the literature, the suicidal cognitions may be seen as a consistent alternative in a situation of greater stress and emotional imbalance at any time of life like adolescence or emerging adulthood. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between sui-cidal ideation and psychological control by exploring the possible mediation role of trait emo-tional intelligence (EI). 263 female participants, aged 18 to 26, took part of this study. Results showed a positive association between suicidal ideation and psychological control, confirm-ing the toxic effect of this form of parenting that is consistently associated with maladaptive outcomes. Moreover, this study has confirmed the relevance of the trait EI as a mediator be-tween psychological control and suicidal ideation, following the data of the previous litera-ture, which also highlight the relevant role of the trait EI in the relation between psychological control and internalizing problem. Findings of the current study provide evidence for an inte-grative model of parental psychological control and trait EI in understanding the suicidal idea-tion in emerging adulthood.
Keywords: Parental Psychological Control, Suicidal Ideation, Trait EI.