Year: 1992 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v. 22, no. 2 (Summer 1992), p. 187-196 SIEC No: 19920046

This article examines college students’ attitudes about suicide as a function of gender & context (e.g., athletic vs. relationship failure). Results indicated that male athletes who committed suicide were considered more emotionally well-adjusted than males who killed themselves because of a relationship failure. All females were seen as more distressed than males. These results are discussed in terms of a positive bias toward athletes in our society as well as gender stereotypes.(VM)