Comparative Study

| Published: June 29, 2017

Suicidal Ideation among School Going Adolescents

Dr. Smritikana Mitra Ghosh

Ph.D from Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.243/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.243


Suicide is a leading cause of death among school going adolescents in this generation. These thoughts are not uncommon among young people. The aim of this study is to examine the difference in suicidal ideation between boy and girl students of Ranchi. The respondents comprised of 200 school students (100 boys and 100 girls) studying in class X belonging to high and low socio-economic group  selected randomly from different high schools of Ranchi town. Suicidal Ideation Scale developed by Sisodia and Bhatnagar (2011) was administered to the selected sample to assess their suicidal tendency. Percentage, Mean score, standard deviation and t ratios were calculated to analyze data. Result revealed that boys and girls differ significantly on the level of Suicidal Ideation. Girls exhibited more suicide tendency than boys. Low socio-economic status group showed higher suicide tendency than their high socio-economic status counterparts.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 5, April-June, 2017