The Influence of Self Perfectionism, Depression and Hopelessness on Suicidal Ideation in University students

일부 대학생의 자기완벽성, 우울, 절망이 자살생각에 미치는 영향

  • Kang, Jung-Kyu (Dept. of Healthcare Management, Cheongju University) ;
  • Jeon, Sang-Nam (Dept. of Rehabilitation Standard & Policy, Korean National Rehabilitation Research Institute) ;
  • Shin, Hakgene (Dept. of Social Welfare & Counseling, Jeonju Kijeon College)
  • 강정규 (청주대학교 의료경영학과) ;
  • 전상남 (국립재활원 재활표준연구과) ;
  • 신학진 (전주기전대학교 사회복지상담과)
  • Received : 2013.08.02
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28


This study examined the effects of university student's self perfectionism, depression and hopelessness on suicidal ideation. The survey purposively collected 240 cases from randomly selected 3 universities in Seoul, Korea. The data collected from May to June of 2011 were analyzed by t-test, anova and hierarchical multiple regression in SPSS. As results of the analysis, first, those in low economic group and those with fewer number of friends showed higher depression, hopelessness and suicidal ideation. Second, those with higher self perfectionism, those with higher depression and hopelessness were appeared to be with higher suicidal ideation. The study suggested not only mentoring program but also programs to decrease psychological pressure, overcome overwhelming expectation and psychological anxiety of students.


Depression;Hopelessness;Perfectionism;Suicidal ideation;University student