2015
DOI: 10.1590/1982-43272562201503
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Suicidal Ideation in University Students: Prevalence and Association With School and Gender

Abstract: Suicidal ideation is often an indicator of mental health problems and a major risk factor for suicide. This study aims to present the prevalence of suicidal ideation and compare students of a Portuguese university by school and gender. A total of 366 individuals from four schools completed the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (cut-off point ≥ 41 is significant) and specific questions about lifetime and past week suicidal ideation. Frequency analysis and chi-square tests were performed. The lifetime, past year a… Show more

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“…Diverse factors have been suggested in the literature as being associated with suicidal ideation, which shows that this is a multifactorial or multidimensional event 1 , 8 . More subjective aspects such as hopelessness, impulsivity, aggression, body perception, communication difficulties and lack of social belonging have been suggested as possible factors that trigger the suicidal ideation process 8 - 10 .…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…Diverse factors have been suggested in the literature as being associated with suicidal ideation, which shows that this is a multifactorial or multidimensional event 1 , 8 . More subjective aspects such as hopelessness, impulsivity, aggression, body perception, communication difficulties and lack of social belonging have been suggested as possible factors that trigger the suicidal ideation process 8 - 10 .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The international literature has produced some information about suicidal ideation directed toward this population 1 , 6 , 11 , 14 - 15 , however, there is a lack of national studies on this subject in the university setting, a situation that reinforces the need for studies with this population. …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Moreover, during university years, 12% of students reveal suicidal thoughts, with a cyclical manifestation in 2.6% of those students (Wilcox et al, 2010). In Portugal, 10.7% of university students admitted thinking about suicide in the last year (Pereira & Cardoso, 2015).…”
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“…Apesar de todos os riscos discutidos, não foi evidenciado, nos artigos acima, uma estratégia de política pública voltada para a ideia de suicídio, isso se observa, com Pereira et al (2015) no qual são necessários serviços de prevenção e intervenção no nível de ensino superior. Assim sendo, nota-se uma necessidade de estratégia voltada para a prevenção e promoção da saúde mental do jovem estudante, evitando ter um pensamento suicida (THESOLIM et al;2016).…”
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