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A Study on a Relationship Between University Students Life Stress and Suicidal Ideation: Mediating Effect of Mental Health
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 11,  2015, pp.291-301
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.11.291
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A Study on a Relationship Between University Students Life Stress and Suicidal Ideation: Mediating Effect of Mental Health
Kim, Yun-Hee; Yang, Myong-Suk; Park, Hee-Ryong;
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This study was intended to investigate the effect of life stress of university students on the suicidal ideation and to verify the mediating effect of personal mental health on a relationship between life stress and suicidal ideation. Therefore, this study collected data from 491 university students who are enrolled in 4 universities located in Daejeon Metropolitan City, Chungnam, and Chungbuk. According to the main findings of this research, life stress, suicidal ideation, and mental health had statistically significant correlation. Secondly, life stress not only makes direct effect on the suicidal ideation, but makes indirect effect through a mediating variable, the mental health, as well that mental health is verified to mediate a relationship between life stress and suicidal ideation. The research results suggest that mental health of university students is impoverished when life stress is higher, and can make effect on the suicidal ideation due to continual phenomenon of losing general function of life. This study investigated how counselors can intervene convergence policy approach with mental health of clients that affects the relationship between life stress and suicidal ideation of university students, and suggested implication and limitation of this study and suggestions for a follow-up study.
Life stress;Suicidal ideation;Mental health;Counseling;Convergence Policy approach;
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