Year: 2002 Source: Omega, v.45, no.4, (2002), p.349-359 SIEC No: 20030858

The present study investigated the relationship between attitudes toward suicidal behavior & the suicidal person’s socioeconomic status. Eight manipulated case stories were used in conjuction with the Suicide Attitudes & Attribution Scale (SAAS) to measure six factors. Some of the results indicate that the suicidal behavior of an individual of high socioeconomic status is viewed more negatively than the same behavior displayed by an unemployed individual in a social welfare program. Implications are discussed. (23 refs)