Year: 1991 Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.37, no.1, (Spring 1991), p.57-63 SIEC No: 19911069

This study explores the relationship between spirituality, social desirability, reasons for living, & suicide by testing 100 college students with various rating scales. Positive correlations were found between religious well-being & reasons for living. There also appears to be a strong relationship between the adaptive cognitive beliefs which people report as reasons for not considering suicide & their existential beliefs.