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Terapia psicológica

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VALADEZ-FIGUEROA, Isabel et al. Suicide attempt and leisure in Mexican adolescents. Ter Psicol [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.1, pp.5-14. ISSN 0718-4808.

The aim of the present study was to identify leisure time and its association to suicide attempts in a sample of 1290 Mexican adolescents aged 12-18 (36 % male, 64 % female). The instrument included both, closed and open items. Out of 11 leisure categories, relationships outside their families were the most prevalent at 96 % while school-related activities were the least prevalent (at 1.8 %). Statistically significant differences were found for suicidal behavior and passive activities, home activities, family relationships, and body self-care. Recreation activities such as sports and arts, and relationships outside their families were found to be protective factors. Concluding considerations about the creative use of leisure for contemporary adolescents and families are included.

Keywords : Suicide attempts; suicide risk; leisure time; adolescents; Mexico.

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