Year: 1988 Source: Psychological Reports, v.62, no.3, (June 1988), p.958 SIEC No: 19902016

This article presents the findings of two studies done in nine major regions of the U.S. The hypothesis was that societal approval of suicide would increase the likelihood of suicide. The topics of correlation were; disease, bankruptcy, family dishonor, and being tired of living. There were no significant findings to correlate approval of suicide, and suicide rates in the nine regions studied.