Suicidal ideation and psychological control in emerging adults: The role of trait EI

Author/s Nadia Barberis, Valeria Verrastro, Federica Papa, Maria Catena Quattropani
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2 Language English
Pages 16 P. 13-28 File size 240 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2020-002002
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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.

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Nadia Barberis, Valeria Verrastro, Federica Papa, Maria Catena Quattropani, Suicidal ideation and psychological control in emerging adults: The role of trait EI in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2020, pp 13-28, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2020-002002