The Examination of the Rate of Suicide Among Men and Women: The Case Study of Songea Rural District.

Mlwilo, Emmanuel Simeon (2020) The Examination of the Rate of Suicide Among Men and Women: The Case Study of Songea Rural District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This research study focused on the examination of the rate of suicide among men and women in Songea Rural District and aimed at proposing the means to reduce such rate among men. The study was a case design. The research were presented in the form of chapters. Chapter one discussed the background of the study, the statement of the problem, the objectives, the research questions and the definition of terms. Chapter two discussed the related literatures like the theories, the factors which caused suicide and various ways of commiting suicide, suicide attempts and heredity, suicide patterns, suicide preventions, the conceptual framework and the research gap. Chapter three discussed the research methodology like the research design, study area, the research type, the targeted population, the sample size of the research, research instruments, data collection, data analysis, data presentation, research ethics, validity and reliability. Chapter four presented the findings and data analysis. Chapter five presented the discussions on the findings. Chapter six presented conclusion and recomendations. Then the last part presented referenses and appendices. The main objective of this study was to examine the rate of suicide among men and women and to suggest the means of solving such problem. The study involved primary data which were collected using three methods: structured interviews, questions and documentations. The data were collected and presented by bar charts, pie chart, percentage, figures and tables. The study involed secondary data which were collected from libaries. The key words: Suicide, Men and Women, Songea Rural District.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 07:05
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 07:05

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