Year: 1992 Source: Psychological Reports, v. 70, no. 3, (June 1992), p. 1010 SIEC No: 19920073

This brief article describes a study which tests Gibbs and Martin’s theory of status integration & suicide. The author discusses Gibbs and Martin’s study of 32 nations, which shows a stronger correlation between suicide rates & status integration than with divorce rates or gross domestic product per capita. In the author’s study of 30 U.S. states, however, status integration performed worse than the percent born out-of-state & better than divorce rates. (VM)