Year: 1975 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Connecticut, 1975. 131p. SIEC No: 19831250

An attempt to test empirically Farber’s theory of suicide, focusing on those variables in the social surroundings that determine the environmental component of hope in cultures or sub-cultures. These include the Availability of Succorance, Demands for the Exercising of Competence, Hope in the Future Time Perspective and the Toleration of Suicide. (KB)