Year: 1990 Source: Psychological Reports, v.67, no.3, pt.1, (December 1990), p.975-978 SIEC No: 19910256

The relationship between death anxiety & suicide potential was examined in a sample of 62 male & female adolescents, aged 16 to 20 years. A Pearson product-moment correlation between scores on Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale & Cull & Gill’s Suicide Probability Scale was significant for death anxiety & suicide potential, with higher death anxiety associated with greater suicidal risk. The implications of this association with respect to adolescent suicidal behaviours is discussed. (17 refs.)