Fagbenro, Damilare Azeez*
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria (Dareinui2008@yahoo.com)
Olagundoye, Helen Foluke
Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Studies have investigated various antecedents of suicidal ideation in developed world, little is still known about suicidal ideation among adolescents in a developing country like Nigeria. Therefore, the study investigated the role of self-efficacy, life frustration, quality of life and meaning in life on suicidal ideation among adolescents. Correlational design was utilized, three hundred and eighty five (385) respondents were selected using simple random sampling technique (Mean= 17.14 yrs, SD = 1.35). Results of the study revealed significant negative relationship between self-efficacy and suicidal ideation, positive relationship between life frustration and suicidal ideation, negative relationship between quality of health and suicidal ideation, negative association between meaning in life and suicidal ideation. Finally, there was significant joint prediction of self-efficacy, life frustration, quality of health and meaning in life on suicidal ideation. Based on the findings of the study, it is, therefore, recommended that psychologists should develop psychological intervention tailored toward improving and enhancing self-efficacy, life frustration, quality of health, and meaning in life which invariably will help eradicate suicidal ideation among adolescents.
Keywords: self-efficacy; life frustration; quality of health; meaning in life; suicidal ideation; adolescents; Nigeria