Year: 1989 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.28, no.6, (Nov 1989), p.925-930. SIEC No: 19900692

Evaluated the effects of gender & personal experience on the knowledge, attitudes & behaviors of 471 students. 215 of these participated in a suicide awareness program. Experience with a peer who had attempted suicide sensitized Ss to issues discussed in the curriculum. Males were more likely to report maladaptive attitudes toward peers’ suicidal tendencies, display less adaptive coping styles & exhibit less knowledge of suicidal behaviors. The role of sex differences in prevention is discussed.