Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.2, (Summer 1997), p.208-217 SIEC No: 19970713

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.