[Cancelled] The Black Sheep Penalty: Impact of Delinquent Friendship Networks and Neighborhood Context on Suicidal Ideation among South Korean Youths

By May 19, 2016Events, Seminar

SEMINAR CANCELLATION NOTICE

Please be advised that this seminar has been cancelled due to Dr. Kim’s family issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Speaker: Dr. Harris Hyun-soo Kim (Ewha Womans University) Date : June 3, 2016 (Friday) Time : 15:30 – 16:30 Venue : CPD 2.45, 2/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU.

Abstract

In this study we examine the association between ties to delinquent friends and suicidal ideation among adolescents, and whether this association varies according to different neighborhood characteristics. To test these ideas, we analyze two waves of data from the Korean Youth Panel Survey (2006 and 2007), a government-funded multiyear project, which comprise nationally representative samples of South Korean high school students. Results from hierarchical linear models show that, net of other individual and contextual-level covariates (including baseline suicidal ideation from the earlier wave), connections to delinquent peers significantly raise the odds of adolescent suicidality. We also find that this relationship is stronger in neighborhoods with higher average household income and in residential communities that are subjectively perceived to be of better quality (safer). We offer implications of the findings by drawing on the concept of the “black-sheep effect”.

About the speaker

Harris Hyun-soo Kim is Associate Professor of Sociology at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. His main research interests are social networks and social capital, civic engagement and political participation, ethnic enclave economies, and social determinants of health. He has conducted original surveys among ethnic Koreans in urban China, Korean immigrants in Central Asia (Uzbekistan), and foreign-born spouses in Korea. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of a three-year research project on social networks and adolescent health in Laos, which is funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea. His research has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, and Social Science Journal, among others.

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SEMINAR CANCELLATION NOTICE

Please be advised that this seminar has been cancelled due to Dr. Kim’s family issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.