Stress,Depression and Suicidal Tendencies among Senior Six Candidates of Iganga High School
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between stress, depression and suicidal tendencies among students of Iganga High School, find out whether stress and depression are related, to find out whether depression and suicidal tendencies are related and to find out whether stress and suicidal tendencies are significantly related The study adopted a correlation research design with a population of 315 students from the Senior Six class. Simple random sampling; lottery method was used to draw a sample of 112 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaires and was analysed through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), version 23 and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) indicated that there was a significant relationship between stress and suicidal tendencies. It revealed that stress does influence suicidal tendencies; that include suicide attempts and ideation, which meant that school going adolescents who are highly stressed exhibited higher signs of suicidal tendencies as compared to those with low levels of stress. The findings from the study also revealed that there is no significant relationship between depression and suicidal tendencies. The findings of this study also showed that there was no significant relationship between depression and suicidal tendencies.