Source: 24p. SIEC No: 20052147

This study investigated the effects of gender, personal experience with suicidal others, & exposure to suicide awareness education upon suicide related knowledge & attitudes of 190 young adults & 52 older adults. Results showed that both the young & older adults indicated a substantial degree of personal experience with suicidal others, & despite displaying inadequate knowledge, possessed reasonable attitudes to adolescent suicide. Young adultsÕ knowledge was found to vary depending on gender & having been exposed to school-based curriculum before. (LC) (32 refs)