Comparative Study

| Published: September 05, 2018

Suicidal Tendency among Depressive and Normal People

Urvesh Chouhan

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Rai University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jigar Parikh

Head, Department of Psychology, Shri P. H. G. Muni. Arts & Sci. College, Kalol, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.036/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.036


Suicide is a self-desired act to end one’s own life. Suicide is considered a major problem from the social and psychological point of view and sociological, cultural and psychological factors play vital role in suicide. In the present time problem of suicide is made more serious threatening for human life.  The main objective of present study was to compare the level of suicidal tendency among depressive and normal people. For this purpose investigator has selected sample of 30 depressive and 30 normal people (20 to 30 years). Depressive people were screened through Back depression scale from various hospital and clinics of Surat district. Suicidal tendency was measured through Suicidal Tendency Scale developed by Bhatt, D.J. and Meghnathi, R.G. (2004). Findings of present research reported that depressive people have greater symptoms of suicidal tendency on most of the dimensions of suicidal tendency. Thus, intervention programs should be employed to avoid suicidal attempts among youth.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.036/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.036

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018

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