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Table 1 Descriptives and correlations among depression, reasons for living, hope and suicidal ideation

From: Reasons for living and hope as the protective factors against suicidality in Chinese patients with depression: a cross sectional study

    HOPE RFL
Variable SI BDI Total Agency Pathways Total SCB RF MO FS FSD CRC
Frequency (%)/mean 32.91 25.49 33.29 16.33 16.96 188.13 96.47 30.57 10.47 26.49 12.42 11.44
SD 34.58 6.11 11.69 6.45 6.67 46.80 29.06 7.69 5.16 7.44 4.19 7.75
SI 1            
BDI 0.470** 1           
HOPE-TOTAL −0.349** −0.393** 1          
Agency −0.391** −0.443** 0.887** 1         
Pathways −0.233* −0.269** 0.895** 0.588** 1        
RFL-TOTAL −0.449** −0.271** 0.163 0.234* 0.060 1       
SCB −0.534** −0.352** 0.188* 0.276** 0.064 0.948** 1      
RF −0.201* −0.198* 0.228* 0.263** 0.145 0.698** 0.557** 1     
MO −0.263** −0.007 0.012 0.084 −0.061 0.701** 0.558** 0.457** 1    
FS −0.079 0.031 −0.075 −0.057 −0.077 0.637** 0.488** 0.298** 0.536** 1   
FSD −0.137 −0.057 −0.01 2 0.020 −0.041 0.634** 0.526** 0.496** 0.415** 0.393** 1  
CRC −0.307** −0.195* 0.207* 0.179 0.190* 0.615** 0.502** 0.456** 0.470** 0.319** 0.286** 1
  1. SI suicidal ideation, BDI Beck depression inventory, HOPE Snyder hope scale, RFL reasons for living, SCB survival and Coping beliefs, RF responsibility to family, MO moral objections, FS fear of suicide, FSD fear of social disapproval, CRC child-related concerns
  2. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01