DOES MATE SELECTION PROVOKED TO SUICIDE: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
Keywords:Mate Selection. Suicide. Family, Polygamy, Swat District.
The present study was conducted in District Swat, Pakistan with the sole aim to assessing the root cause of committing suicide i.e. mate selection and their impacts on left behind families. A sample size of 204 households were selected randomly through structured interview schedule. The collected data was further analyzed through descriptive (univaraite/ frequency and percentage) and inferential (cross tabulation and indexation through chi square test with amalgamation of multivariate analysis) statistics. At bivariate analysis through associational measure between dependent variable(effects of suicide) and independent variable (mate selection) findings, a significant association was found between effects of suicide and violence at home on women (P=0.021), infertility (p=0.001) and love marriage(p=0.022) is the major determinants towards committing suicide. Awareness pertaining to this important dys-functionalism in the institutional framework could easily be encountered provided media is vibrated through participation and endorsement from religious scholars, while highlighting religious values pertaining to gender, division of labor and integration of family in light of allocation of rules for either gender were put forwarded some of the recommendations in light of the present study.