Ethnocultural Differences in Prevalence of Adolescent Suicidal Behaviors
Roberts R E~~Chen R~~et al
Data from an ethnically diverse sample of middle school students are analyzed for ethnic differences in suicide ideation, suicide plans, & suicide attempts. 9 ethnic groups were compared. Ideation was higher among females, older youths, & lower status youths. The pattern held for suicidal attempts, with the exception of gender, where males reported more attempts. Authors conclude that future research needs to address whether these results hold in other ethnically diverse communities.