Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Previous research has demonstrated a link between insomnia symptoms, nightmares, and suicidal ideation. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether insomnia symptoms and nightmares were related to suicidal ideation independent of each other. Further, the study aimed to determine whether suicidal ideation and nightmares were related with suicidal ideation independent of the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. The study consisted of 583 undergraduate students at West Virginia University. Results indicated that both nightmares (beta = .054 (SE = .008), p > .01) and insomnia symptoms (beta = .045 (SE = .009), p > .01) were related to suicidal ideation, and this relation was independent of each other. However, nightmares (beta = .021 (SE = .008), p = .01), but not insomnia symptoms, were related with suicidal ideation independent of the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Implications, limitations and future directions are discussed.
Nadorff, Michael R., "Insomnia symptoms, nightmares and suicidal ideation in a university sample" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4506.