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ItemSuicide Among United States Navy Sailors: Contributing Factors(2022) Cardin, Stefanie E.The purpose of this study was to determine if there are any contributing factors specific to the United States Navy that play a role in suicide, suicide ideation, and suicidal behaviors in United States Navy (USN) sailors. There were 130 participants; 93 were active-duty and 37 were inactive. This was a self-report survey distributed online, through messaging, and through flyers. The data collected was both quantitative and qualitative. The data was collected using Surveymonkey. Pretests and posttests, paired t-tests, and chi square tests were conducted using Excel and IBM SPSS to determine any significant differences and any significant correlations. Significant differences (p=<.001) were found between SBQ-R scores, item 1 on the SBQ-R, item 2 on the SBQ-R before and after joining the USN, being in a relationship and not being in a relationship and being active-duty and inactive (reserves/separated/retired). Significant correlations were found between age and likelihood of suicide in the future, dependents and suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior, rate and likelihood of suicide in the future, location (fleet) and suicide ideation and suicidal behavior, and time spent away from homeport (underway, deployment, etc.) and suicide ideation and suicide attempts. Results suggest that factors specific to the USN do affect suicide, suicide ideation, and suicidal behaviors in USN sailors.