Year: 1993 Source: Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, (39th: Atlanta: March 24-27, 1993), p.1-23 SIEC No: 20090072

This study examined the differences between 52 male & 72 female college students in their blaming of parents for a child’s suicide. Ages of the victim were varied to see if this would influence both blaming attitudes & attitudes toward the victim’s mental health. Results revealed men to be more blaming of parents than were women. There was no main effect for the age of the victim when using the total Youth Suicide Scale score, but when the fourth question (to what degree do you blame parents for their child’s death?) only was used, subjects blamed the parents of the 10-year-old more than they blamed parents of the 13-year-old & 17-year-old.