Table 3

Bivariate associationsa between ‘protective item characteristics’ and post-report changes in suicide rates

Codes and subcodesan % rbP
a. Categorical variables, dummy-coded: presence (1) versus absence (0) of the item characteristic.
b. Point-biserial correlation was used. All tests two-tailed.
c. This variable is identical to the ‘main focus’ variable under ‘ basic item characteristics’ (Table 1).
Background information
     Focus on suicidal ideationc 26 5.2 – 0.15 0.001
     Focus on prevention programmec 31 6.2 0.09 0.06
     Focus on suicide researchc 26 5.2 0.12 0.01
     Expert opinion reported 42 8.4 0.13 0.005
     Mental disorder related to suicide 95 19.1 – 0.01 0.84
     Myths debunked 33 6.6 0.03 0.47
     Contact support service 28 5.6 0.10 0.04
     Suicide-related statistical data reported 51 10.2 0.08 0.08
     Suffering of suicidal person resulting from suicidal act 7 1.4 0.06 0.22