Year: 1998 Source: Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, v.124, no.1, (February 1998), p.79-94 SIEC No: 19980582

This article examines the effects of interpersonal relations on suicide ideation in a sample of 1433 individuals in China. Suicide ideation rates & rates for planned suicide were found to be lower than most American samples. Chinese women scored higher than men in both areas. Findings indicated that interpersonal conflict had the greatest effect on suicide ideation. Social isolation was the weakest predictor. This calls into question Durkheim’s social integration theory for predicting suicide.