Year: 1985 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.15, no.1, (Spring 1985), p.27-42 SIEC No: 19860109

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.