Year: 1987 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1987. p.73-77 SIEC No: 19890253

Using evidence from numerous studies, it is concluded that the choice of method for suicide is affected by cultural factors. These factors are not simply a result of the availability of a particular method because the way the method is used is also shaped by the culture. The evidence thus supports a social learning theory for suicide. (16 refs.) (MM)