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Loneliness and Negative Life Events are the Predictors of Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Humanities, Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh
  • 2BISR (Bangladesh Institute of Social Research) Trust, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 17-31, November,14 (2016)


This study tries to understand the affect of the loneliness and negative life events that are lead to suicidal behaviors among adolescent girls who study in secondary school. To conduct this study, explanatory research design, survey method & simple random sampling are followed. To measure loneliness, R-UCLA loneliness scaling and Likert Scaling on 4 rating scale is applied. This study reveals that loneliness and negative life events are related to suicidal behaviors. As 23.81 % adolescent girls feel highly loneliness, 46.03% medium loneliness and 30.16% low loneliness. About 68.2% girls’ relation is weak with their parents. For the causes of loneliness events, about 19.05% girls think to commit suicide. On the contrary, only 9.52 percent respondents’ family economic problem is very much and 100 % parents behave sometimes bad owing to their daughters’ bad result. Most of the girls face eve teasing. For the causes of negative life events, in last year no respondents thought to commit suicide.


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