Year: 1971 Source: Journal of Health and Social Behavior, v.12, (1971), p.113-124 SIEC No: 19832991

Data are presented from a study of deviant females in Baltimore, Maryland in which sexual devianve, drug abuse, & suicide attempts are interpreted as coping mechanisms operating to preserve rather than cripple or end life. The MMPI & Katz Adjustment Scale were both utilized. (30 ref.)