Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.4, (Winter 1999), p.332-346 SIEC No: 20000109

Data from self-report surveys of 1353 high school students representing 3 culturally distinct American Indian tribes were analyzed for tribal differences in factors associated with suicidal ideation. In the multivariate analysis, no single correlate of suicidal ideation was common to all 3 tribes. Correlates were consistent with each tribe’s social structure, conceptualization of individual & gender roles, support sytems, & conceptualization of death. (52 refs.)