Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.3, (1979), p.163-172 SIEC No: 19820918

The present research was an attempt to test 2 hypotheses derived from a recently proposed social psychological model of suicide: The acceptability of suicide is a decreasing function of religiosity and fear of death. Questionnaire data were collected for 205 undergraduates at a midwestern university in 1978. Results, showing that all of the religiosity measures and certain types of fear of death were significantly related to the acceptability of suicide, supported the hypotheses presented.