Year: 1989 Source: OMEGA, v.19, no.4 (1988-89), p.315-326 SIEC No: 19890409

780 college students were given a questionnaire in a study that examined whether attitudes toward suicide vary as a function of the age & gender of the suicide victim, the gender of the evaluator, & the type of illness that precipitates the suicide. Evaluations of suicide were more favorable when the evaluators were male, when male victims were being judged, when elderly victims were being evaluated, & when terminal cancer was the precipitating illness. 17 refs.