Year: 1992 Source: Omega, v.25, no.4, (1992), p.271-282 SIEC No: 19920556

The relationship between religiosity & attitudes toward suicide was assessed in a sample of 186 Christian adults, most affiliated with churches or church-related organizations. A significant correlational pattern was obtained, such that persons higher on religiosity tended to perceive suicide as reflective of mental illness, as less of a cry for help, as not being an individual’s prerogative, as highly related to a lack of religious influence, as “abnormal” behaviour, & as a moral evil.