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| Published: June 25, 2016

Can Life Satisfaction Independently Predict Suicidal Ideation of Male And Female?

Muhammad Alamgir Hossain

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Lisa Paul

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Md. Towhidul Islam

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.076/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.076

ABSTRACT

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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Muhammad Alamgir Hossain @ alamgir_psy@cu.ac.bd

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.076/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.076

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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