Year: 1991 Source: Death Studies, v.15, no.5, (September-October 1991), p.435-441 SIEC No: 19910939

Using a modification of the Suicide Awareness Vignette Experience (SAVE), this study sought to examine the influence of the gender of the respondent & the gender of the protagonist on ratings of the rationality & appropriateness of suicide in response to personal crises. No sexual stereotypes were identified but respondents who were depressed or who had a history of suicidal preoccupation did view the choice of suicide as more rational & more appropriate. (3 refs.)