Year: 1981 Source: Omega, v.11, no.1, (1980-1981), p.1-14 SIEC No: 19860574

This paper exlores the relationship between fatalism & suicide in a population of youthful victims. Content analysis of case histories & suicide notes was conducted for 132 individuals between the ages of 12 & 34. Almost 1/3 of the youthful suicide victims were found to have experienced fatalistic thought-ways prior to their death. A model of fatalistic suicide based upon salient interdisciplinary observations consistent with a fatalistic explanation of youthful suicide is presented. 34 ref.