Vol. 1, Issue 12 (2016)
Role of Depression and Hopelessness in suicide ideation among adolescents
Author(s): Sangeeta Sharma
Abstract: The phenomenon has been attracting the attention of a wide variety of medical and social disciplines including philosophy, theology, history, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, and criminology. In view of the salience of suicidal behaviour, the current study examined the relationship of suicide ideation with depression and hopelessness in non- clinical sample of 100 female adolescents. The average age of the subjects was 16.8 years. Beck’s Suicide Ideation Scale, Hopelessness Scale and Depression Inventory were used to assess the relevant variables. The study revealed that after controlling for hopelessness, the relation between suicide ideation and depression emerged to be non-significant. In contrast, the relation between suicide ideation and hopelessness remained relatively significant even after controlling depression.