SPECIAL PRACTICES THAT INFLUENCE ADULT SUICIDE IN EDEM COMMUNITY IN NSUKKA LGA OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
The study was aimed at determining the influence of social practices of the people of Edem in adult suicide. One research questions as well as one hypothesis were postulated to guide the
study. A descriptive case study design was employed in the study with a sample of 601 adults. Data were gathered by means of questionnaire. The data generated were analyzed using frequency and percentage for answering the research questions. Chi-square was used for
testing the hypothesis at p<.05. Findings from the study showed that social practices (50.54%) influenced adult suicide in Edem. Chi-square test revealed that gender made no significant
difference in the social practices that influenced adult suicide in Edem
(cal.2=2.13>tab.2=3.84, df=1, p<.05). Based on the above results, the researcher
recommended the education of the people to change the offending social practices. Also that recreational facilities should be provided and utilization by the people to help fight against boredom and tension in the individuals and community generally.