Year: 1990 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association for Counseling and Development, (Cincinnati: March 16-19,1990), p.1-15 SIEC No: 20090097

This study examined whether gender, age, & experience with death &/or suicide would influence reported levels of death anxiety, manifest anxiety, & attitudes toward suicide among 55 counsellors-in-training. Significant gender differences were found in levels of death anxiety with females reporting higher levels. When attitudes toward suicide were examined, trainees who had had a direct experience with a friend or family member attempting or dying by suicide had a more negative view of the acceptability of suicide than those without direct experience. No gender differences were found in suicide attitude & manifest anxiety.