Suicidal Ideation in Early Adult Women: Testing the Role of Emotional Maturity and Forgiveness

  • Annisa Nur Fadillah Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Herlan Pratikto Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Suhadianto Suhadianto Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya


The suicide emergency has reached more than four thousand people died every year in Indonesia. This is caused by suicidal ideation and women are prone to suicidal ideation. The aim of the study examined emotional maturity and forgiveness as predictors of suicidal ideation in early adult women. The study used quantitative correlation, with accidental sampling technique, from 233 early adult women aged 18-25 years who live in Surabaya City and are unmarried. This research instrument uses a suicidal ideation scale (α=0,941), emotional maturity scale (α=0,879), and forgiveness scale (α=0,921). Data analysis techniques with multiple regression tests, showing simultaneously the relationship between emotional maturity and forgiveness of suicidal tendencies, p = 0.326 (32.6%). Partial value of emotional maturity r = - 2.781 and forgiveness value of r = -6.098.  Emotional maturity and suicidal ideation have a significant negative relationship with suicidal ideation in early adult women. Suggested to manage emotions well and forgive problems, in order to avoid suicidal ideation.

Keywords: Early Adult Woman; Emotional Maturity ; Forgiveness, Suicide Ideation


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