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Naratif Sosiologi Tingkah Laku Bunuh Diri dalam Kalangan Warga Emas. (Malay)

  • Academic Journal
  • Akademika; 2020 Special Issue, Vol. 90, p75-86, 12p
  • Suicide is considered an immoral act and can be considered a criminal act by some society. The sociological narrative sees suicide not only as a result of the mental illness of the individual, but also by the influence of the social environment and other factors. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to examine factors that motivate older people to commit suicide. This study also examines the extent to which these stimuli arise due to changes in their social environment as a result of modernization and industrialization processes. This study uses a phenomenological approach through qualitative data collection techniques. A total of 20 informants were selected using purposive sampling techniques consisting of 10 men and 10 women from Malays ethnic, Chinese and Indians. All of these informants were interviewed in depth and data were analyzed using Nvivo software. The study found that there are five main factors that motivate older people to commit suicide which include social and cultural factors, social support, religious beliefs, economic influence and socio-economic status and depression as a result of changes in their social environment. In conclusion, these factors are due to the response of the elderly to the changes in the social structure of society as a result of modernization and industrialization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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The Sociological Narrative of Suicide Behaviour among Elderly. (English)
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