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Suicidal behaviors and associated factors among university students in six countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:21:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:21:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10812
dc.description.abstract A large data gap remains on suicidal behaviors among youth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, despite the increasing rates of suicide in Asian cultures that may be related to rapid economic changes and the loss of social stability. This study was therefore conducted to explore the prevalence of and factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among university students in six ASEAN member states. Data were collected in a cross-sectional survey of 4675 undergraduate university students, mean age 20.6 years (SD = 2.7), range of 18???30 years, from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The overall prevalence of ever suicidal ideation and ever suicide attempt among students in this study was 11.7% and 2.4%, respectively. Different rates of these suicidal behaviors were observed across the countries. In multivariable logistic regression models, suicidal ideation was significantly associated with psychosocial factors including childhood sexual abuse, depressive symptoms, involvement in physical fights, and poor academic performance as well as socioenvironmental factors including living with parents or guardians and low involvement in organized religious activity. Suicide attempt was significantly associated with childhood sexual abuse, depressive symptoms, low involvement in organized religious activity and being underweight or overweight. Our findings suggest that individual-level strategies for suicide prevention should be targeted toward students with poor academic performance, mental health problems and a history of adverse childhood experiences. Particular attention should be paid to the role of families that could be a potential stressor in the lives of university students. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUICIDE en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.title Suicidal behaviors and associated factors among university students in six countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 26 en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Asian Journal of Psychiatry en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9667 en
dc.PageNumber 32-38 en
dc.outputnumber 8558 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Yi, S. & Pengpid, S. (2017) Suicidal behaviors and associated factors among university students in six countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). <i>Asian Journal of Psychiatry</i>. 26:32-38. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Yi, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pengpid, S. en


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