A Study of Suicidal Tendency among Annamalai University Students

M. Amin Wani, Dr. R. Sankar, Binshad M., Nargees S., Anicham J.
2016 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
Objective: – Suicide is third leading cause of death among modern youth and second leading cause of death among college students. The present study examined effect of gender and faculty on suicidal tendency among students. Method: – This study is based on sample of 100 students divided into two groups 50 males and 50 females. In each group 25 students have science & 25 have arts subjects. Samples were selected through sample random sampling method. The suicidal tendency among the students was
more » ... the students was measured by Suicidal Tendency Scale constructed by Dr. D. J. Bhatt and Dr. R. G. Meghnathi. Mean & ANOVA were applied for data analysis. Results: – The results of the present study demonstrated that female student's shows high suicidal tendency than male students as the mean score of female students (74.38) is more than mean score of male students (71.06). Results also revealed that students from science faculty have also high suicidal tendency than arts students as the obtained mean scores of science students (76.88) is more than mean scores of students of arts faculty (68.56). Conclusions: – Female and science students have high suicidal tendency than male students and arts students.
doi:10.25215/0303.003 fatcat:l3abxj7w4vb7fezv523kbpiveu