Year: 1993 Source: Omega, v.28, no.3, (1993-94), p.219-228 SIEC No: 19940128

The authors replicate a study by Domino (1990) & further analyse data they obtained. 20 Suicide Opinion Questionnaire items concerning misconceptions were analyzed for the percentage endorsed by students. Like Domino, it was found that these misconceptions may not exist as texts indicate. Analysis of individual items showed ethnic but not gender differences. No significant differences in knowledge of suicide were seen between those who have known a suicide victim & those who have not. (14 refs.)