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Problem-solving coping and social support as mediators of academic stress and suicidal ideation among Malaysian and Indian adolescents

Khan, Aqeel and Hamdan, Abdul Rahim and Ahmad, Roslee and Mustaffa, Mohamed Sharif and Mahalle, Salwa (2016) Problem-solving coping and social support as mediators of academic stress and suicidal ideation among Malaysian and Indian adolescents. Community Mental Health Journal, 52 (2). pp. 245-250. ISSN 0010-3853

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Abstract

This study examined whether productive coping styles and social support were significant mediators of the relationship between academic stress and suicidal ideation. The survey was performed on a sample of 300 Malaysian and 300 Indian college students. The participants completed psychological assessments of productive coping styles, social support, academic stress, and suicidal ideation. Significant cultural and demographic differences emerged. Indian students reported higher suicidal ideation and academic stress than did Malaysian students, and Malaysian students received more social support and had better problem-solving coping styles than did Indian students. Overall, students who were male, non-religious, and from low-income families reported more academic stress and more suicidal ideation. Productive coping styles and overall social support strongly affected the relationship between academic stress and suicidal ideation among both countries’ participants.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:adaptive behavior, adolescent, adult, analysis of variance, comparative study, female, human, India, Malaysia, male, mental stress, poverty, psychologic test, psychology, risk factor, sex ratio, social support, statistics and numerical data, student, suicidal ideation, university, young adult, Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Female, Humans, India, Malaysia, Male, Poverty, Psychological Tests, Risk Factors, Sex Distribution, Social Support, Stress, Psychological, Students, Suicidal Ideation, Universities, Young Adult
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:73909
Deposited By: Fahmi Mokhsen
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 22:33
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 22:33

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