Year: 2003 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.33, no.2, (Summer 2003), p.165-171 SIEC No: 20040646

This study investigated the role of gender, family cohesion, religiosity, & negative suicide attitudes as potential determinants of cultural differences in suicide ideation among 375 college students from Ghana & the U.S. Significant cultural differences were found for suicide ideation, family closeness, religiosity, & negative suicide attitudes. Family cohesion & negative attitudes were significant predictors for both cultural groups. Gender was a significant determinant for suicide ideation among Ghanians, but not Americans. (26 refs)