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ERIC Number: ED565789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Depression and Suicidal Ideation among College Students with and without Learning Disabilities in Nigeria
Oladele, Adetoun Olubanke; Oladele, Isaac Taiwo
Online Submission, The European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences v16 p2084-2100 2016
This study investigated depression and suicidal ideation in students with and without learning disabilities in two Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The students in this study were between 18 and 24 years old, numbering 391 in total. The number of male students was 165, while female students were 226. Five valid and reliable instruments were used to carry out the study. The study adopted a descriptive research design, and purposive sampling technique was used to select the population. Data was analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Pearson product moment correlation. In this study, students with learning disabilities experienced more depression and were more prone to suicidal ideation when compared to their mates without learning disabilities. One of the recommendations in the study is that mental health experts need to address mental health issues and suicidality affecting students in tertiary institutions.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory