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dc.contributor.authorNambozo, Hellen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T06:46:31Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T06:46:31Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-10
dc.identifier.citationNambozo, H. (2021). Factors aggravating depression and suicidal ideation among male students : a case study of Makerere University (Unpublished undergraduate dissertation). Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12281/8756
dc.descriptionA dissertation submitted to the School of Statistics and Planning in partial fulfillment for the award of a Bachelors Degree of Statistics of Makerere University.en_US
dc.description.abstractDepression and suicidal ideation are most prevalent among University students, but their recognition, detection and management has proved to be challenging over time, especially among the male population. In the face of overwhelming despair and intolerable mental pain, death offers itself as an alternative to a life full of pain and suffering, and suicide may seem ‘like shining a torch into the dark’, and ‘No man should think like that’ and suicidal feelings may be temporary if only they are recognized and time is given the chance to be the natural healer. The challenge is how to detect the silent sufferer and potential suicide in our midst (Ovuga 2005). This paper seeks to analyze and establish the factors contributing to high rate of depression and suicidal ideation among male students, as well as investigate differences in how male students experience and manage depression in comparison to female students at Makerere University. It explains the extent to which poor emotional expression, masking of depression symptoms, poor diagnosis of depression, access to lethal means and denial of illness contributed to aggravation of depression and suicidal ideation, as well as the symptoms through which depression and suicidal ideation manifests among University students by gender in order to offer a better understanding of depression and suicidal tendencies among male students of Makerere University. A sample of 50 male students of Makerere University and a control sample of 20 female students from Africa hall, Makerere University participated in the study with consenting and filling in the provided questionnaires. Data analysis consisted of quantitative analysis with SPSS software version 11, with establishment of correlations between the identified factors and prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation among the university students. Results revealed a high correlation between poor emotional expression, masking of depression symptoms, poor diagnosis of depression, access to lethal means and denial of illness with prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation among University students of Makerere University.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMakerere Universityen_US
dc.subjectMale university studentsen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.titleFactors aggravating depression and suicidal ideation among male students : a case study of Makerere Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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