The association between adolescents' attitudes toward suicide and their psychosocial background and suicidal tendencies. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS'ATTITUDES TOWARD SUICIDE AND THEIR PSYCHOSOCIAL BACKGROUND AND SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Daniel Stein, Eliezer Witztum, Daniel Brom, Atara Kaplan DeNour and Avner Elizur ABSTRACT The present study examined the relationship between adolescents' attitudes toward suicide and their psychosocial background. It also evaluated the associ-ation between attitudes toward suicide and the subjects' own suicidal tenden-cies. A questionnaire assessing these issues was administered to 525 Israeli adolescents. Results indicated that significantly more females, nonreligious adolescents, those exposed to suicidal behavior, and those with increased sui-cidal risk held more accepting attitudes. Ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, and living in intact/nonintact families were not associated with adolescents' attitudes …

publication date

  • January 1, 1992