Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Community Psychology, v.15, (April 1987), p.268-274 SIEC No: 19900021

This study examines generational differences in reations to adolescent suicide. College students & their parents were asked to respond to a fictitious report of either an adolescent’s suicidal or non-suicidal death. Both groups were more negative in reacting to suicidal death survivors. However, the parents viewed the suicidal adolescent as more psychologically disturbed & they expected to experience less tension & to have less difficulty in expressing sympathy when visiting the survivors. (CM)