Prevalence and predisposing factors of suicidal ideation among the University students in Bangladesh: a single-site survey

Mamun, M.A., Rayhan, I., Akter, K. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Prevalence and predisposing factors of suicidal ideation among the University students in Bangladesh: a single-site survey. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Recently, suicide among Bangladeshi university students has become a serious problem. However, to date, there have been no studies assessing suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi students. Therefore, the present study investigated suicidal ideation (SI) and its risk factors among this population. A classroom-based convenience sampling method was utilized to survey 665 students of a university in Bangladesh (67.5% males; aged 21.16 years: SD ± 1.6). In addition to socio-demographic questions, the survey also included the Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale, Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale–21. Results showed that the prevalence of suicidal ideation was 2.3% in the past 24 h, 4.8% in the past 15 days, 6.9% in the past month, 14.7% in the past year, and 61.1% in the lifetime. The unadjusted regression model showed that being divorced (or separated) from a partner (OR = 4.486, 95% CI = 1.972–10.207, p < 0.0001), Facebook addiction (OR = 1.550, 95% CI = 1.006–2.388, p = 0.047), depression (OR = 1.657, 95% CI = 1.677–4.211, p < 0.0001), anxiety (OR = 2.649, 95% CI = 1.624–4.320, p < 0.0001), and stress (OR = 2.626, 95% CI = 1.673– 4.122, p < 0.0001) were the risk factors of past-year SI. Compared with global prevalence rates, the present study reported higher levels of SI prevalence. Therefore, supportive suicide prevention programs are needed to tackle SI and alongside comorbid psychopathology.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Mamun, M.A., Rayhan, I., Akter, K. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 26 October 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-020-00403-zDOI
1380920Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 28 Oct 2020 11:00
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 11:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41418

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