Year: 1990 Source: Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v.4, nos.3/4, (1990), p.5-24 SIEC No: 19910408

Offers a primer on the major sociological, psychological, & existential theories of suicide that lead to a discussion of suicide in European education prior to & at the advent of the 20th century. Literature of suicide in American colleges & universities is reviewed in depth, especially after 1950, discussing studies of incidence, sex differences, personality, academic aptitude & performance, etc. Cross-cultural studies & other related literature that bear on suicide in US education is reviewed.