Article entitled “Associations of religiosity, attitudes towards suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 Muslim countries” co-authored by Ulker Isayeva, Faculty member at Khazar University Department of Psychology, was published in “Social Science and Medicine” journal.
The study investigated the associations of religiosity, religious coping and suicide acceptance to suicide ideation and attempts in 7427 young adults affiliating with Islam from 11 Muslim countries. Religiosity was negatively associated with acceptability of suicide, but it was positively related to punishment after death across the 11 countries. Religiosity was negatively associated with ever experiencing suicidal ideation, and negatively related to suicide attempts among those who experienced suicidal ideation at least once. Findings from this study suggest that the effects of religiosity in the suicidal process operate through attitudes towards suicide.