Year: 2004 Source: Transcultural Psychiatry, v.41, no.4, (December 2004), p.514-532 SIEC No: 20060067

The authors compared convenience samples of 89 Canadian students of Chinese origin & 81 Canadian students of other ethnic backgrounds on measures of suicidality, hostility, & aggression. The Chinese Canadian group reported higher levels of suicidality & hostility. However, aggressive behaviours directed toward self or others were less frequent among Chinese Canadians. No gender differences were noted. The results are interpreted by invoking the influence of Chinese culture on emotional restraint, particularly as regards aggressivness. (90 refs.)