| Published: December 25, 2015
Hope, Optimism and Its Relation to Suicidal Ideation among University Students
Suicide is very important issue around the world. In India, adolescent suicide constituted 17% of the overall reported suicide cases in the world. Suicidal behavior and ideation among adolescents exhorts considerable attention. Variety of factors has been linked to suicidal ideation, only few studies have examined role of hope and optimism among adolescents population. This study intended to examine the relationship between hope and optimism and suicidal ideation among university students. The study adopted correlation design with the independent variable being hope, optimism and dependent variables suicidal ideation. The sample was drawn from the adolescents aged between 18 to 23 years from central university of Karnataka. Gulbarga. The sample consisted of 70 adolescent students. Convenient sampling technique method was used to select the participants. The results indicated there is no statistically significant relationship between hope and suicidal ideation. There is a statistically significant negative between Optimism and suicidal ideation.
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© 2015 I Rajkumar, Viswanath B, Hemilnath E
Received: November 05, 2015; Revision Received: November 18, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015