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Aim: A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of college students on suicide at selected colleges, Punjab.
Materials and methods: The sample consists of one hundred young people who were attending the college of Punjab at the time that the data was collected and who was between the ages of 18 and 35. A method known as non-probability purposive sampling was used in order to pick the sample for the research project. The researcher designed the tools to be used by the participants themselves in order to gather the data. The responses are broken down into three categories: agree, uncertain, and disagree. Cronbach's alpha was used to figure out how reliable the instrument was, and the results came out to be 0.77 for section B and 0.74 for section C.
Results: 93 percent of the participants were less than 25 years old. The majority of the participants were male (77%). More than half (57%) students were from English medium. About three quarters, or 77%, of students were enrolled in graduation programmes. The majority of the participants, or 83%, came from rural areas. 55% were non-smoker and 46% belonged to family income group of Rs. 10000-20000. Just 7% of young people had a poor understanding of suicide, whereas 48% had an average understanding and 45% had a high understanding of the suicide.
Conclusion: Education about risk for suicide prevention policy is highly vital for all young people, since the research, half of the young adults have average information about suicide. Other variables that have been shown to predict suicidal thought and attempt include academic pressure, social pressures, the modernisation of metropolitan centres, and psychological suffering.
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