Association of socio-emotional factors: religious affiliation, depression to suicidal tendency among adolescent girls

Citation

Rachapudi, Suman; Ega, Sesha Sai; & Pulipati, Chandra Sekhar (2014). Association of socio-emotional factors: religious affiliation, depression to suicidal tendency among adolescent girls. SAS Global Forum. Washington, DC.

Abstract

Suicidal tendency among adolescent girls is a big challenge for the present day society. The main goal of this paper
is to find associations of the various socio-emotional factors to suicidal tendencies among adolescent girls in the United States. The data were obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, to explore social behavior among adolescents. The observations from “National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health” represent a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7 through 12 in the US. Students in each school were stratified by grade and sex. About 17 students were randomly chosen from each stratum so that a total of approximately 200 adolescents were selected from each of the 80 pairs of schools. The public access sample includes 6,504 adolescents. Models built via multiple regressions are used to find the association between depression, religious affiliation and suicidal tendency. ANOVA and Chi-Square tests are conducted to confirm the association of Religious affiliation, depression to suicidal tendency.

URL

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings14/2065-2014.pdf

Reference Type

Conference proceeding

Book Title

SAS Global Forum

Author(s)

Rachapudi, Suman
Ega, Sesha Sai
Pulipati, Chandra Sekhar

Year Published

2014

City of Publication

Washington, DC

PMCID

2014

Reference ID

4893