Healthy Life Behaviors and Suicide Probability in University Students


ENGİN E. , ÇUHADAR D., OZTURK E.

ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.26, no.1, pp.43-53, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.05.001
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-53

Abstract

This study aims to determine the sociodemographic factors and healthy life behaviors affecting suicide and suicide probability of university students. The research was designed as a complementary study and conducted with 334 students from several faculties and colleges at Ege University, Turkey. The study findings indicated that suicide probability could be affected by the students' age, their problems at school, their troubled relations with friends, and a psychiatric disorder history within the last year. Moreover, it was concluded that the students with healthy life behaviors had significantly lower scores on the Suicide Probability Scale and its subscales. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.