The Levels of Suicide Intention in Secondary School of Pakistan: Students' Perceptions
This study was aimed at analyzing the levels of suicide intention in the secondary school students of Pakistan. To collect data, the tool was developed with 23 items to represent the three-dimension i.e. personal aspects, social aspects, and environmental aspects of suicide intention. The tool was validated through different measurement indices and reliability was found out within the threshold values. The data were collected from 384 students of the secondary schools in the Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The sampling adequacy was confirmed for the sample size. The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, SEM (structural equation modeling), and AMOS (analysis of a moment structures) to find out the levels for each dimension and the holistic variable. The levels of all the dimensions and variables were found out as high, in terms of negativity. In other words, a high potential risk of suicide was found in the students. Suggestions were made, to educate the parents and society about this potential threat.