Year: 2002 Source: Crisis, v.23, no.4, (2002), p. 167-170 SIEC No: 20030154

Explains the high suicide rate in Sri Lanka through a psychological analysis of the way in which Sri Lankans deal with conflicts. This “conflict culture” includes psychological factors, such as high rates in collectivism & power distance, repressive education, influence of foreign cultures, religion, & posttraumatic stress symptoms. Proposes structural changes toward another “conflict culture,” including conflict prevention & conflict solution in families & communities. (19 refs)