Year: 1971 Source: Crisis Intervention, v.3, no.4, (1971), p.93-101 SIEC No: 19850552

This article proposes a theory of suicidal behavior which posits social acceptability & social expectations as the primary bases for explaining differences between males & females in the degree to which each sex attempts or commits suicide. It is concluded that research is needed to study relationships between cultural expectaions & suicidal behavior.