Despairing secondary students weigh suicide, study finds

Local | 7 Jul 2017 2:36 pm

About one out of 10 secondary school students have thought about killing themselves, a survey has found.

This was revealed by a survey by Polytechnic University that looked at the psychological well-being of more than 10,000 students for close to a decade. 

It said that a majority of senior secondary students said they are under great stress and the curriculum makes them feel frustrated. 

Professor Daniel Shek, who led the study, said students' satisfaction with their life declined during secondary school years.

"A lot of students believe that it was important to acquire life skills, social emotional learning skills. But more than 40 percent of them felt that in fact they didn’t get enough education from the school. This was the reason they felt so frustrated,” he said.-RTHK

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