Year: 1975 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.19, (Autumn 1975), p.261-269 SIEC No: 19841593

This paper first discusses the inefficiency of sociologistic model factors such as feudalism & nihilism, for the purpose of explaining Mishima’s suicide, & then explains it by psychosocial factors such as narcissism & limited life experiences. With the combined factors of alienated self-conception & attitudes favourable to suicide, suicide often occurs. Mishima’s attitudes toward suicide are touched upon frequently in this paper.