Suicide and Depression in College Students Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Suicide and Depression in College Students
A review of "An Empirical Investigation of Acculturative Stress and Ethnic Identity as Moderators for Depression and Suicidal Ideation in College Students" by Walker et. al. and "Suicide and Depression Among College Students: A Decade Later" by Furr et.al
# 117853 | 1,284 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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Description:

The paper offers a summary of two and their findings: "An Empirical Investigation of Acculturative Stress and Ethnic Identity as Moderators for Depression and Suicidal Ideation in College Students" by Walker et. al. and "Suicide and Depression Among College Students: A Decade Later" by Furr et.al. The paper shows how Walker et. al.'s article dealt primarily with the demographic of college students and the subjective feelings of the students in regards to depression and suicidal thoughts while Furr et.al.'s article focused instead upon how ethnic identity in the African-American community influences depression and suicidal thoughts. The paper points out that the sample size of each study are for the most part insufficient. The paper concludes that it is abundantly clear that feelings of hopelessness and loneliness are universal motivators of depression and often cited as the causes for suicidal thoughts, and should the subject be African Americans, the issue of ethnic identity also comes into play.

Outline:
Article #1
Introduction
The Study and Findings
Article #2
Introduction
The Study and Findings
Comparative Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The purpose of this particular article was to determine whether or not suicidal thoughts and depression are increasing amongst the college/university student population as it relates to self-assessed depression. As a result of their study 53% of their sample had at one time or another been depressed, with 9% having considered suicide. (Furr et al 97) These numbers are significant, however upon exploration of the study itself are best understood. College students are a growing population within the US as higher education becomes more and more important, and given the multitude of American youth going through the experience, it is important to understand how it affects their mental health, and to the extreme, influences suicidal thoughts and attempts."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Walker, Rheeda L.; LaRicka, Wingate R.; Obasi, Ezemenari, Obasi M.; Joiner Jr., Thomas E. "An Empirical Investigation of Acculturative Stress and Ethnic Identity as Moderators for Depression and Suicidal Ideation in College Students." Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 14.1, pp. 75-82.
  • Furr, Susan R.; Westefeld, John S.; McConnell, Gaye N.; Jenkins, Marshall J. "Suicide and Depression Among College Students: A Decade Later." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 32.1, pp. 97-100.

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