• Vol 24, No 1 (2020)
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Suicide Stigma as a Predictor of Help-Seeking Intention among Undergraduate Students in Jakarta

Benny Prawira, Evi Sukmaningrum


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Prawira, B., & Sukmaningrum, E. (2020). Suicide Stigma as a Predictor of Help-Seeking Intention among Undergraduate Students in Jakarta. Makara Human Behavior Studies In Asia, 24(1), 24-36. DOI:10.7454/hubs.asia.1200120
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Benny Prawira - Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
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Evi Sukmaningrum - Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
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Previousresearch has found that stigma tends to impair help-seeking intention in a suicidal crisis for university students across the globe. Yet very little research has investigated how suicide-specific stigma affects help-seeking intention in a suicidal crisis amonguniversity students in the Indonesian context. This research examines the adverse relationship between suicide stigmaand help-seeking intention. A total of 284 university students in Jakarta, aged 18–24 years (M= 20.14, SD = 1.18), participatedin the study.Linear regression analysis demonstrated that suicide stigma positivelycontributes to the intention to seek help from both formal and non-formal sources. These resultscontradictprevious findings, possibly due to the unique culture in Indonesia.Theoretical and practical implications are discussed for Indonesian suicideprevention efforts.