Self-oriented perfectionism and emotional competence are related to suicidal ideation among adolescents (Paperback)
In the present era psychological distress becomes a major problem for adolescence. It is important to emphasize that with the advancement of science and technology everyone wants to move forward and hit the height of their success, compete with others and lead a more luxurious life for which adolescents strive around the clock. As a result, they encountered high stress levels that may adversely affect their mental, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral state. Individuals want to grow or evolve and want to become better, set their future goals and face many challenges, such as academic, financial, interpersonal and parental pressure, etc. Therefore, there is a need to increase the level of self-efficacy, enhance work performance and develop positive attitudes for achieving the goal. If individuals fail to achieve their goals due to low self-efficacy, maladaptive perfectionism or depressive style of attribution, either curbed by family or society, they experience high levels of stress that contribute to psychological distress and play an important role in the development of various types of psychological disorders, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders or various physical problems. In this context, the suicide rate is a critical indicator of the social and psychological condition. Consequently, suicide has always been a topic of considerable interest in different geographical areas of the world, because an analysis of the suicide rate of young adults worldwide may reveal something of their well-being. Suicide is such an enigma that it's unclear why so many teenagers and young adults choose to take their own lives. Thousand of books have tried to answer why people murder themselves. To sum up in three words: "to stop pain." As Shneidman (1998) had put it "the author of suicide is pain". Often, as in chronic or terminal illness, this pain is physical; more often, it is mental, triggered by a myriad of problems. In any case, suicide is not an accidental or pointless act, but an important, if extreme, solution. Suicide offers a permanent fix to a temporary problem. In the historical perspective, no human society or time in recorded history has undoubtedly existed in which the epidemic of 'suicidal act' was non-existent (Latha, Bhat & D'Souza, 1996).