Zbornik Matice srpske za drustvene nauke 2004 Volume , Issue 116-117, Pages: 253-268
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The young and suicide: An analysis of the attitude to suicide in secondary schools in Subotica
Suicide has always been present in all societies regardless of their religion, governmental structure or culture. This phenomenon that follows the whole history of human kind requires a continuous research in all times and places. This paper tries to contribute to the sociological view of suicidalness, to give insight into some social, demographic and cultural characteristics of suicidal personality. This paper is based on the questionnaire research that was carried out among high school pupils in Subotica. The questionnaire investigates the existence of symptoms of depression among the young, also the demographic and cultural characteristics of depressive ones. The aim of this paper is: – determining the existence of depression among the young according to the symptoms that were fixed by the International Organization of Diseases – determining the level of social integration of the young in correlation with the level of depression, – determining the presence of depression depending on the socio-demographic characteristics, – the analysis of suicides in North Bačka county.
Keywords: suicid, metod istraživanja, simptomi depresije, društveni faktori suicida
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