Year: 1978 Source: Omega, v.9, no.2, (1978-1979), p.193-201 SIEC No: 19842638

This study explored anomic & egoistic dimensions of contemplated suicide among voluntary & involuntary retired males. Significant differences were found in the participants` contemplation of suicide when considering degrees of anomie & egoism. Results indicated a direct relationship between anomie & egoism on the one hand, & contemplation of suicide on the other. Involuntary retirement tended to increase the probability of contemplated suicided under each condition.