Factors Affecting Suicide Ideation among University Students
대학생의 자살생각에 영향을 미치는 요인 - 위험 및 완화요인을 중심으로 -

Chaelin Karen Ra, Changjin Lee, Jooyoun Seo, Jihee Choi, Myoungsoon You
2013 Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion  
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate life stressors and mitigating factors affecting suicide ideation amongst university students in Korea. Methods: Study participants were recruited online from one of the universities in Seoul. The total of 794 samples were included in the final dataset. First, correlation analyses were performed among life stressors, depression and mitigating factors. Second, factorial analysis was conducted to explore different dimensions of he life stressors
more » ... stressors experienced by the university students. Finally, we used logistic regression to find out the relationship between university students' sub-stressors or mitigating factors, and suicide ideation. Results: Three sub-stressors were identifiedinterpersonal relationship stress, academic stress and economic stress. All of these stressors were significantly associated with suicide ideation. However, none of them significantly predicted suicide ideation controlling for depression. All mitigating factorshealth related behaviors, social support and leisure activitieswere statistically significant and negatively related to depression, yet only social support had a significantly negative association with suicide ideation. Conclusions: In conclusion, Social support is the most important factor which may affect suicide ideation among university students in Korea.
doi:10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.1.001 fatcat:ksba3h5mkzcljjrmuulrarybza