Stress and Suicidal Tendencies among College Students in Bangladesh

  • Shamsiah Banu Mohamad Hanefar School of Education, Sunway University, Jalan University, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Hamidul Huq Govt. Michael Madhusudan College, 7400 Shah Abdul Karim Rd, Jashore, Khulna, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Overall Stressors, Academic Stressors, Suicidal Tendencies, College Students


The primary aim of this research is to ascertain the correlation between various stressors, including academic stress, and the propensity for suicidal tendencies among college students. The investigation involved the examination of a randomly selected sample of 60 students from diverse academic sessions at a government college in Bangladesh. Notably, prior research had not thoroughly explored the effects of stress in the context of government college in Bangladesh. The research offers a fresh perspective on Emile Durkheim's typology of suicide, examining altruistic, anomic, egoistic, and fatalistic suicide in the context of various stressors and academic stress. This is significant as earlier studies largely adhered to conventional interpretations of Durkheim's typology. Crucially, this research fills a gap in the existing literature, contributing valuable insights for future researchers in this field. It sheds light on the complex relationship between stress and suicidal tendencies, specifically emphasising the role of academic stress, and it broadens our understanding of how various forms of stress impact college students.


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How to Cite
Mohamad Hanefar, S. B. and Huq, H. (2024) “Stress and Suicidal Tendencies among College Students in Bangladesh”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 9(5), p. e002837. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v9i5.2837.