International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March 2015)

“ To Be or Not To Be” Suicide: A “ Young ” Perspective

Authors: [1] Fr. Sanil Mathew [2] S.J. [3] Ms. Dipal Patel

Pages: 31-34


What is life? What is the meaning of life? What is death? Why do alarming numbers of youth of our time think of ending lives? Do the youth see suicide as an option to their problems in life? This research is a humble search for such answers. The aim of this research is to explore the attitude of the youth towards suicide and the possible reasons of suicide as perceived by them. Initially a tool was prepared which consisted of 43 statements, followed by an expert validation. Reliability and validity of the tool were calculated using the spss. Sample considered for this study were 400 undergraduate students selected randomly from among eight different faculties of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. There were majorly 6 findings of the study. It was explored that major problems that lead the youth to think of suicide included: academic pressure, exam failure, relationship problems, love failure and lack of achievement of goals.