Year: 2007 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.11, no.4, (2007), p.361-374 SIEC No: 20080357

Using proxy measures of depression & alcoholism, two known psychological variables to impact suicide, as well as classic Durkheimian variables, suicide rates in eight European countries from 1973-1997 were examined. Results indicate Durkheim’s theories of egoism & anomie, while not completely supported in statistical analysis of suicide rates, received moderate support. Results suggest the continued usefulness of Durkheim’s work in aggregate analyses of suicide. (56 refs.)