Year: 1993 Source: Psychological Reports, v.73, no.2, (October 1993), p.461-462 SIEC No: 19931040

Durkheim (1951) hypothesized that high-status categories will have higher suicide rates than low-status categories. To test this, the present study calculated suicide rates for 1979-81 from unpublished data obtained from the US Department of Health & Human Services. It was hypothesized that suicide rates would be higher for a white group than for a Native American group & among Native Americans, higher for men than women. Results did not provide cross-cultural support for the hypothesis.