CHILDHOOD ADVERSITIES AND RESILIENCE AS PREDICTORS OF SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES OF NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

  • Paschal Chukwuma Ugwu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
  • Chidozie Edwin Nwafor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
  • Harry Obi-Nwosu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
  • Chukwumeka A.F Okoye Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
Keywords: Childhood adversities, Resilience, Predictors Suicide, Ideation

Abstract

Thoughts of self-harm are precursor to the actual act of suicide. Such thoughts are caused by many factors but in this study, the role of childhood adversities and resilience were examined. Three hundred and fifty students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka were randomly selected from three faculties. Their ages range from 17 -25 (M=20.2 years, SD= 1.3) gender: girls consisted of 183 and boys 160. Three instruments were used for the study namely:  The Child Abuse and Trauma Scale, Brief Resilience Scale for Adolescents and Suicide Ideation Scale. Cross sectional survey design and multiple regression statistics were employed. The ANOVA summary showed these determinants were significant at F (df 4; 349) = F -3.130. The regression co-efficient table showed that only emotional abuse significantly predicted suicidal ideation at .12 P < .05. Other independent factors were not significant predictors of suicidal ideation. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended approaches that factors that cause or contribute to childhood adverse experiences should be avoided in order to mitigate suicide ideation.

Author Biographies

Paschal Chukwuma Ugwu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Psychology

Chidozie Edwin Nwafor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Psychology

Harry Obi-Nwosu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Psychology

Chukwumeka A.F Okoye, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Psychology

Published
2021-03-14
How to Cite
Ugwu, P., Nwafor, C., Obi-Nwosu, H., & Okoye, C. (2021). CHILDHOOD ADVERSITIES AND RESILIENCE AS PREDICTORS OF SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES OF NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA. Practicum Psychologia, 10(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/1218
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