Year: 1992 Source: Adolescence, v.27, no.108, (Winter 1992), p.949-959 SIEC No: 19920626

The relationship between adolescents’ attitudes toward suicide & their psychosocial background & their suicidal tendencies was examined. A questionnaire was administered to 525 Israeli adolescents. Results indicated that significantly more females, nonreligious adolescents, those exposed to suicidal behaviour, & those with increased suicide risk held more accepting attitudes. Ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, & family structure were not associated with adolescents’ attitudes toward suicide.