Attitudes towards suicide and risk factors for suicide attempts among university students in South Korea

Liranso Gselamu, Kyooseob Ha

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Abstract

Background: In the new global socioeconomic development, suicidal deaths have increased which is progressively gaining more attention in the field of psychiatry, social work, psychology, and public health research. The present study aimed at examining the evidence for the attitudes towards suicide and risk factors for suicide attempts among university students in South Korea and suggested significant recommendations for future prevention programs and research. Method: A study was conducted by reviewing recent publications and significant research journals published since 2000 related to the study objective, themes, and drawn broader perspectives and implications. The recent journal articles from PubMed, Global Health journal database, Google Scholar, MEDLINE, Academic Journals Database, WHO, and PsychInfo data sources were included. The study key terms were “suicide”, “attitudes”, “risk factors”, “university students”, & “South Korea”. Results: The negative attitudes towards self, confusion of meaning in life, anxiety and stress about academic achievement, family problems, hopelessness, depression, and bipolar disorder were the main factors. Limitations: We mainly included peer review journals in our study, but address the few relevant books and reports also. Conclusions: The authors discussed important implications for future actions, including conducting relevant studies and regular collaborative discussions among responsible stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume272
Early online date30 Apr 2020
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Risk factors
  • South korea
  • Suicide
  • University students

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