This study examined differences in suicidal behavior between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and non-LGBTQ university students as well as investigated the importance of risk and protective factors in the prediction of suicidality between these two groups. A total of 1,205 university students participated in the survey. Findings show, compared to non-LGBTQ respondents, sexual minority youth are at a greater risk for serious suicidal ideation (8.9% versus 23%, respectively) and suicide attempt (3.5% versus 26.2%). Among LGBTQ respondents, significant risk covariates for suicidality were depressive symptoms, socioeconomic status, being bullied, age, and childhood trauma. The only significant protective factor was self-esteem.
Peter T & Taylor C. (2014). Buried above ground: A university-based study of prevalence and risk/protective factors for suicidality among sexual minority youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 11(2): 125-149. https://doi-org.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/10.1080/19361653.2014.878563.