Year: 1982 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.38, no.2, (1982), p.257-262 SIEC No: 19840909

An attitude scale (suicide opinion questionnaire-SOQ) specifically concerning cultural attitudes of suicide was developed & tested. The 15 factors range from risk, demographics, lethality & acceptance in 100 item questions. The SOQ is useful to determine attitudes of, for example, potential volunteers. The authors report on the complexity of the attitudes in our culture. (LS)