Year: 2023 Source: International Journal of Education, Library and Information Communication Technology. (2022). 1(1), 41-49. SIEC No: 20230353
The study examined the Psychological factors as predictors of suicide actions among undergraduates in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. Two hundred (200) samples of engineering students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti were randomly selected. Data were collected from primary sources. The framing theory was applied by using different suicide reports on national dailies and questionnaire. The findings revealed that if newspaper framing could be positively affected, the rate of suicide attempt by university students will be reduced drastically by both genders. The study recommends that; Journalists should avoid dramatic reporting, the mode of suicide attempt should not be published in the media, there should be regulation guiding news reporting especially on suicide issues, the government, media and leaders should always report issues concerning suicide in a way that will not put the youths at disadvantage, suicidal individual should be referred to professionally trained counsellors for prompt psychological interventions, when reporting, especially on suicide, journalist should always ask themselves if they are framing correctly and counsellors, universities and parents have the obligation of educating the students on the dangers in suicide attempt.