Suicide and Suicide Attempts in the European Economic Community: An Analysis of Trends, With Special Emphasis Upon Trends Among the Young
Diekstra R F W
This study attempts to explain the increase in adolescent suicide behavior for most countries in the European Economic Community since the 1960’s, within the framework of a social learning theory. An outcome-expectancy model is proposed that would facilitate the observation of positive correlation between lethal & non-lethal acts & other variables. The epidemic of attempts in this group is attributed to a comination of learned problem solving, socioeconomic conditions & attitudes toward suicide.