Year: 1983 Source: Thesis (Ph.D)-Boston College, 1983. 114p. SIEC No: 19861417

This study examines adolescent attempted suicide from the perspective of peer attitudes toward teenage attempted suicide. Subjects were public high school students (75 males, 75 females) from a suburban school, aged 15-18. A 2x2x2 factorial design with repeated measures on 2 factors was used. The results of the study largely supported earlier reports of negative attitudes toward persons who commit suicide, but with some distinctions related to sex of the suicidal person & of the respondant.