Year: 1973 Source: Omega, v.4, no.1, (1973), p.65-71 SIEC No: 19832938

Notes that among US college students, suicide is 2nd only to accidents as a cause of death. Studies conducted at colleges throughout the nation indicate that early loss of father through death or physical absence, sex, race, religion, class standing differences, concern over academic sufficiency & high parental educational levels were among the possible determinants of suicidal behavior. Little patterning has been established to identify the risk beforehand. (21 ref)