The Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation among University Students: A Survey

  • Mazz Adriz Fadzillah Bin Mazelan Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Lee Jun Choi Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Keywords: suicidal ideation, anxiety, substance use

Abstract

This study aims to determine the frequency and correlates of suicidal thoughts among students who are studying at a public university in Malaysia. A convenience sample strategy was used to recruit 371 undergraduate students for this survey research project. The respondents' information was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. According to the findings, a significant number of respondents scored positive for the emergence of suicidal ideation. The study also suggests that there is a strong link between suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety in this study. However, there is no notable link between suicidal ideation and substance use.

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Published
2022-03-31
How to Cite
Mazelan, M. A. F. B., & Lee Jun Choi. (2022). The Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation among University Students: A Survey. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 8(1), 157-174. https://doi.org/10.33736/jcshd.4374.2022