Individual and socio-demographic determinants of suicide: An examination on WHO countries


İLGÜN G., YETİM B., DEMİRCİ Ş., KONCA M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.66, no.2, pp.124-128, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020764019888951
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CINAHL, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-128
  • Keywords: Suicide, countries, OLS, individual factors, socio-demographic factors, SOCIOECONOMIC-FACTORS, IMPACT, UNEMPLOYMENT, RATES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Suicide cases have psychological, socio-economic and cultural aspects, and such cases may have catastrophic impacts in societies due to their outcomes. Purpose: This study was aimed to reflect the effect of psychological, behavioral, socio-demographic and economic determinants on suicide. Methods: The Ordinary Least Square (OLS) Regression Analysis was utilized for the purposes of this study. Five models were established. In this contex, the first model includes the variables on psychological determinants; the second model with the variables on behavioral determinants; the third model with the variables on socio-demographic determinants; the fourth model with the variables on economic determinants and finally the fifth model with all of the independent variables. Conclusion: According to the results, the variables of depression prevalence, alcohol consumption and unemployment rates had statistically significant effect on the suicide cases (p < .05). The study's outcomes are considered to contribute on the evidence-based policy development process.