Year: 1988 Source: Omega, v.19, no.1, (1988-89), p.79-91 SIEC No: 19890332

This study assessed whether attitudes toward suicide vary as a function of the type of illness that precipitates the suicide. College students were given a questionnaire including evaluative questions about several scenarios of a man who has decided to kill himself. Evaluations of the suicide were most favorable when it occurred in response to physical illness, less favorable in response to chronic non-terminal illness, & least favorable in response to chronic psychiatric illness. 15 refs. (LH)