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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (7): 1150-1161.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01150

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The Mechanism of New Generation Employees’ Suicide Ideation

LIU Yuxin;ZHANG Jianwei;ZHANG Xichao;WANG Chengquan;ZHANG Jie   

  1. (1Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China) (2Graduate School of Education, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China) (3School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 1000875, China) (4School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China) (5Sociology Department, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY14222, USA)
  • Received:2012-12-18 Online:2013-07-15 Published:2013-07-15
  • Contact: LIU Yuxin

Abstract: New generation mployees’ suicide ideation is arousing the attention of researchers.From the perspectives of Organizational Health Psychology and positive psychology,based on the ideas of Self-determination theory and life-meaning theory, the proposal developed the “Motivation- Meaning of life ” model to explain the comprehensive influences of both social-organizational factors (social exclusion, organizational climate, work stressors and job characteristics, etc) and individual variables on suicide ideation, which will be helpful to disclose the psychological generating mechanisms of suicide ideation of New Generation employees who do not have any mental diseases, and to promote the research paradigms’ changing from pathological approaches to positive approaches, which therefore will be of important theoretical values. Follow the line of “social-organizational environment→ motivation→life Meaning”, an intervention program can be developed to guide both the enterprises and govement to reflect upon their manament philosophies and behaviors, to build the first-level suicide preventing system and psychological assistance mechanism focusing on the employees who do not have any suicide ideation and whose suicide ideation is still at the very early stage, to promote empolyees to develop hormoniously with both the enterprises and the society as a whole.

Key words: new generation employees, suicide ideation, life meaning, work stressors