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A qualitative study of attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana



A qualitative study of attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana



Omega 62(2): 169-186



The purpose of the present study was to investigate attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana by means of a qualitative analysis of open-ended questions about causes of suicide and how suicide best can be prevented. The students mainly saw the causes as intra-personal and almost all of them believed that suicide can be prevented. The results indicated a huge impact of religion on the attitudes toward suicide as well as some lack of distinction between their religious and professional roles and responsibilities.

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Accession: 051225090

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PMID: 21375120

DOI: 10.2190/om.62.2.e


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