"If you study badly, you won't find a normal job." Surely many have heard this phrase from their parents. But what if poor academic performance can also affect our health? It would seem that there is no link between health and poor grades, but scientists at Karolinska University have shown that people who did poorly in school have a much higher risk of suicide as they grow up.
The research results are published in the journal ActPsychiatricScandinavica. The study analyzed data from more than 26,000 people aged 16 to 46 years. Scientists have deduced a pattern between their school grades and suicide attempts in adulthood. According to one of the authors of the study, Dr. Alma Sorberg Wallin, “We found that the lower the level of school performance, the higher the risk of attempting suicide. Moreover, this dependence has nothing to do with the gender of people. Factors such as social status, mental illness of the parents did not have a significant impact, but the relationship between poor academic performance and suicide trips was clearly traced."
It is not clear at this time what this is related to, but one hypothesis is that poor academic performance leads to disabilities in adulthood, and it is possible that poor grades indicate some other personality problem. In any case, scientists will continue to study this study in order to identify the factors that link academic performance and suicide attempts.