Examination of Anger and Suicidal Behaviors among University Students

H. Demirbas, C. Gursel
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The aim of this study was to examine the trait anger, anger expression styles as a predictors of suicidal behavior among university students. Participants were 647 students. Trait Anger-Anger Expressions Scale and Sociodemographic Form were administered. Among students, 18.3% had a history of suicide attempt/plan/ideation. The risk factors behind suicidal behavior were trait anger and academic achievement. Results revealed that high trait anger and low academic achievements are predictors of
more » ... re predictors of suicidal behavior, which underlines the importance of assessing trait anger and training expression of emotions in university students that can also serve as broader preventive targets related to health-damaging and life-threatening behaviors. This study is a survey research conducted among 802 students studying at Faculty of Education at Baskent University in Ankara. In this faculty, seven departments were selected. Convenient sampling was used since it was more practical and easy for the researchers to reach the sample. The study protocol was approved by Baskent University. Of the total of 647 participants, 80.67 % of the sample (female=83.6%, male= 15.5%) participated in the Instruments The Sociodemographic Form It involved questions about sociodemographic status, academic year, department, subjective evaluation of academic performance, residence of the student, education level of the father and the mother, and subjective evaluation of the family income.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.955 fatcat:b3c7baks4jahzceolq4anpwdvq