Suicidal Ideation Among Adolescent Students: A Situation of a Serious Concern


Authors : Rameez Ahmad Bhat; Dr. Aamina Parveen

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 4 - April

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6496525

Suicide as a 2nd leading cause of death among adolescents has become a public health urgency worldwide. Suicide is not a sudden act but is a continuum which starts with thoughts of ending one’s life (suicidal ideation). The purpose of this study is to find the incidence of high level of suicidal ideation among adolescent students in general and male and female adolescents in particular. 2250 adolescent students studying in different government higher secondary schools of district Anantnag, Srinagar, and Baramulla were taken as the sample for the study using stratified random sampling technique. The tool employed for assessing the incidence of high level of suicidal ideation was The Suicidal Ideation Scale developed by Dr. Devendre Sing Sisoda and Dr. Vibhuti Bhatnagar (2011). For analyzing the data percentage statistics was used. The findings revealed that 6.48% of the respondents were having high suicidal ideation and moreover female adolescent students were found to be more susceptible to high suicidal ideation than males.

Keywords : Suicide, Suicidal Ideation, Incidence, Gender.

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