NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1089196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Perceived Stressors of Suicide and Potential Prevention Strategies for Suicide among Youths in Malaysia
Kok, Jin Kuan; van Schalkwyk, Gertina J.; Chan, Andrea Huan Wen
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v3 n1 p55-63 2015
The suicide rate among youths in Malaysia has increased over the years, giving rise to considerable public concern. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe potential stressors of suicide and suicide prevention strategies as perceived by youths in Malaysia aged 15-25 years. A qualitative approach was adopted and 625 students from different states of peninsular Malaysia, including East Malaysia, responded to two open-ended sentence completion questions on a survey. This paper reports on the thematic analysis of the two open-ended questions that yielded textual data. The findings showed that relationship problems, family problems, academic issues, and emotional problems were the top four perceived stressors for suicidality. Some protective factors were also elicited, which could provide insights for the development of prevention strategies of suicide. Some of the perceived stressors and strategies were related to cultural issues and are discussed against the backdrop of the Malaysian context.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A