Year: 1992 Source: Journal of Social Psychology, v.132, no.6, (December 1992), p.787-789 SIEC No: 19930618

The present study collected cross-cultural data on knowledge about suicide among Canadian & American university students. Subjects completed a 16-item questionnaire. Overall, there was little difference in the levels of correct knowledge – 82.8% for Canadian students & 81.8% for American students. Results suggest that it is unlikely that the few specific differences in knowledge underlie the differences in the suicide rates in Canada & the United States. (7 refs.)