Suicide Attempt: A Qualitative Study of The Psychological Dynamics of Self-reflection in Adolescents

Suicide attempt: The psychological dynamics of self-reflection


  • Merlyin Laras Pitaloka Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel
  • Nailatin Fauziyah Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel



Emotion, Psychological dynamics, Self-reflection, Suicide attempt, Suicidal ideation


Self-reflection is an activity that relies on memory, deliberative thinking, and accuracy in order to analyze actions that have been taken while evaluating actual processes, problems, and obstacles. The present study aimed to investigate the psychological dynamics of self-reflection in adolescents who have attempted to commit suicide. This study used a qualitative approach with a case study design. Data were collected using in-depth interviews. This study involved three participants with history of suicidal attempts. To improve data validity, three significant others of the participants were also interviewed. The data analysis revealed some components of self-reflection that encompassed emotional reactions, thought content, and avoidance, as well as various forms of suicide attempts. Additionally, factors related to suicidal behavior, self-reflection elements, self-reflection processes, and the impact of self-reflection were also explored. The findings shed light on the psychological dynamics of the individuals who engaged in suicide attempts such as capability of transcending feelings of disappointment, anger, and pain when confronted with personal issues.


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How to Cite

Pitaloka, M. L., & Fauziyah, N. (2023). Suicide Attempt: A Qualitative Study of The Psychological Dynamics of Self-reflection in Adolescents: Suicide attempt: The psychological dynamics of self-reflection. Indonesian Psychological Research, 5(2), 59–69.