Year: 2007 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.105, no.2, (October 2007), p.373-378 SIEC No: 20090608

Undergraduate education majors’ knowledge about suciide was evaluated to identify what training they may need about suicide prevention & to explore the hypothesis that individuals previously exposed to suicide in their social context may hold higher suicide-related knowledge than those without. 71 college students completed the 50-item Expanded Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz to examine their knowledge about suicide. While overall knowledge was low for general information & for specific items concerning suicide among youth & elderly persons, knowledge was high on several items important for suicide prevention work. Higher suicide-related knowledge was found for knowing a suicide attempter, providing partial support for the hypothesis. (16 refs.)