Year: 2000 Source: Death Studies, v.24, no.3, (April-May 2000), p.223-231 SIEC No: 20000134

This study tested a thesis that associates suicide acceptability with being a blues fan. Data from a sample of 961 adults was used. A multivariate logistic regression analysis found that blues fans were no more accepting of suicide than nonfans. However, being a blues fan was found to have substantial indirect effects of suicide acceptability through its influence on such factors as lowered religiosity levels. Race-specific analyses found more support for the model for whites. (22 refs.)