Year: 1979 Source: American Journal of Community Psychology, v.7, no.5, (1979), p.571-575 SIEC No: 19820247

A study of perceptions of suicide was conducted among 127 adults from a Protestant church in southeastern U.S. The effect of sex, internal or external causes, remote or current difficulties was investigated. Females were found to be more rejecting of the surviving spouse than the males. Tenseness in talking with the surviving family was related to sex of the respondent and of the suicide. Causes have less impact on the perception of the surviving family than other factors.