Self-esteem and suicidal ideation in pakistani undergraduates



  • Sonia shagufta Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University



The main purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between self-esteem and suicidal ideation in Pa- kistani undergraduates (N = 600). Participants’ ages ranged from 17 to 25 years (M =20.26, SD = 1.6) with 50% males and 50% females. A Structural Equation Modeling approach was used to analyse the data. All fit indices were examined on measurement level. Relationships between three latent variables: positive self-esteem, negative self- esteem, and suicidal ideation were assessed on structural level. Results revealed that students with negative self-esteem were more prone towards suicidal ideation (β = .15, p < .001). Moreover, those students who were having positive self-esteem were less likely indicating suicide ideation which suggested that positive self-esteem is a protective factor against suicidal ideation (β = -.10, p < .05) among undergraduates.

Keywords: Negative Self-esteem; Positive Self-esteem; Structural Equation Modeling; Suicidal Ideation; Protective Factor.


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2022-06-01 — Actualizado el 2022-10-17




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