Year: 1997 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.3, no.3, (1997), p.183-186 SIEC No: 19970904

Research on suicide in correctional factilities has neglected corrections workers. Research on factors such as stress, burnout, & work dissatisfaction has often found high levels of these problems among guards. The present study analyses data from 21 states to ascertain whether guards are at risk of suicide. The results of a multivariate logistic regression analysis indicate the risk of suicide among guards is 39% higher than that of the rest of the working age population. (13 refs.)