| Published: June 25, 2016
Can Life Satisfaction Independently Predict Suicidal Ideation of Male And Female?
The aim of the research was to determine the effect of life satisfaction on suicidal ideation for both male and female undergraduate students. Data were collected from 120 students (60 male and 60 female) who were purposively chosen from University of Chittagong of Bangladesh. To measure the constructs, Bangla version of life satisfaction and suicidal ideation scales were used in the present study. Results revealed that there were no significant gender differences in life satisfaction and suicidal ideation. But the participants who had bitter experiences in romantic relationship significantly scored higher on suicidal ideation than who had not (t = 2.76, p < .01). There was found a significant negative correlation coefficient between life satisfaction and suicidal ideation (r = -.316, p < .01). A simple regression analysis confirmed that life satisfaction was a strong predictor (β = -.466, p < .001) and explained 21% variation of suicidal ideation for female students. Whereas life satisfaction did not significantly predict suicidal ideation of male students (β = -1.66, p > .05).
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© 2016 I M Hossain, L Paul, T Islam
Received: April 10, 2016; Revision Received: May 12, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016