Adolescent suicide in Ghana: A content analysis of media reports

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dc.contributor.author Quarshie, E.N.
dc.contributor.author Osafo, J.
dc.contributor.author Akotia, C.S.
dc.contributor.author Peprah, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-11T13:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-11T13:42:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.citation Quarshie, E. N., Osafo, J., Akotia, C. S., & Peprah, J. (2015). Adolescent suicide in Ghana: a content analysis of media reports. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 10, 27682. doi:10.3402/qhw.v10.27682 en_US
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.3402/qhw.v10.27682
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/27410
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Adolescent suicide is now a major health concern for many countries. However, there is paucity of systematic studies and lack of official statistics on adolescent suicide in Ghana. Mass media coverage of adolescent suicide (even though crude), at least, may reflect the reality of the phenomenon. With an ecological orientation, this study used qualitative content analysis to analyse the pattern of 44 media reports of adolescent suicide in Ghana from January 2001 through September 2014. Results showed that hanging was the dominant method used. The behaviour usually takes place within or near the adolescent's home environment. The act was often attributed to precursors within the microsystem (family and school) of the deceased. This study serves a seminal function for future empirical studies aimed at deeper examination of the phenomenon in order to inform prevention programmes en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NCBI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 10;
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject suicide en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Adolescent suicide in Ghana: A content analysis of media reports en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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