Sociology Mind

Volume 6, Issue 2 (April 2016)

ISSN Print: 2160-083X   ISSN Online: 2160-0848

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The Evaluation of Suicide Attempts: Zonguldak Case

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DOI: 10.4236/sm.2016.62006    2,547 Downloads   3,194 Views  


Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Nonetheless not all suicide attempts result in death and studying the motives of these attempts poses great importance. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relation and differences between suicidal behaviors and suicidal ideation in Zonguldak city with regard to sociodemographic variables. Within this scope, “Suicide Ideation Scale”, “Suicidal Behavior Scale” and descriptive methods were used on a sample including 439 individuals. The results of the study have shown that the relation among gender, suicidal behavior and suicide ideation is quite significant; women choose more attention-grabbing methods in their suicide attempts. In addition, age was seen as an important determinant. As one of the most remarkable results of the study, it can be concluded that due to rise in the rates of suicidal behavior, recurrent suicide attempt risk increases 19 times.

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Sever, H. and Sever, M. (2016) The Evaluation of Suicide Attempts: Zonguldak Case. Sociology Mind, 6, 75-83. doi: 10.4236/sm.2016.62006.

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