Children’s Attitudes Toward Suicide
Domino G~~Domino V~~Berry T
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.