Author: Hafiza Maryam Rafique
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
A study was conducted to find out the relationship between academic stress and attitude towards suicide in intermediate science and arts students. The sample consisted of 120 male students (60 = Science, pre medical and 60 = Arts) from public sector colleges of Lahore. It was assumed that there would be positive relationship between academic stress and attitude towards suicide. It was also expected that science students would have higher level of academic stress and attitude towards suicide than arts students. Academic stress was assessed with Educational Stress Scale for Adolescents (ESSA) (Dune, Sun, Nguyen, True, Loan & Dixon, 2010). Attitude towards suicide was assessed with Attitude towards Suicide Scale (Renberg & Jacobsson, 2003). No significant relationship between academic stress and attitude towards suicide was observed. Moreover no significant differences in the level of academic stress and attitude towards suicide were found in science and arts students.
Keywords: academic stress, attitude towards suicide, science students.
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