Year: 2002 Source: Social Science and Medicine, v.55, no.11, (2002), p.1891-1904 SIEC No: 20060115

Statistical analyses were used to examine associations between youth suicide rates in 11-21 mainly Western, developed nations & 32 socio-economic & cultural variables. The hypothesis was that suicide rates would be correlated with various cultural measures of social attachment & integration. The study found a positive correlation between male youth suicide rates & subjective measures of health, optimism, & several indices of individualism. Correlations between female youth suicide & individualism were negatively correlated with older peopleƕs sense of parental duty. (LC) (63 refs)