Year: 1976 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Missouri, Columbia, 1976. 565p. SIEC No: 19830480

A study of attempted suicides directed at discerning the patterns among (1) the life experiences and personal situations of suicide attempters (2) the meanings these situations held for them (3) the action motivating their attempts and (4) the process of the overall decision to attempt suicide. (KB)