Year: 2006 Source: Crisis, v.27, no.4, (2006), p.181-188 SIEC No: 20070334

This article explores multi-disciplinary explanations for suicidal behaviour among young Hindustani immigrant women in the Netherlands. It is suggested young Hindustani women who display suicidal behaviour possess certain personality & cognitive constellations that are interlocked with specific parenting styles in stressful family environments. These families are embedded in a context of moral transformations & may have particular problems with transitional processes in gender roles. The women who appear most at risk are those facing contradictory norms & overregulation, which prevent them from developing autonomy. (42 refs.)