Year: 1987 Source: Omega, v.17, no.4, (1986-87), p.279-287 SIEC No: 19871099

The participants of this study were 116 junior high school students who were administered a 56-item Suicide Opinion Questionnaire. The results reflect the complexity of attitudes toward suicide and a wide heterogeneity of responses, as well as substantial commonality. Children relate depression but not mental illness to suicide, and appreciate the attention-getting aspects of suicide attempts, but ascribe a greater degree of lethality to these attempts.