Year: 2000 Source: Current Psychology, v.19, no.1, (Spring 2000), p.46-56 SIEC No: 20090804

This study’s main hypothesis is that high levels of exposure to violence are associated with high suicide risk according to 2 conceptual paradigms – Fear of Death & Attraction & Repulsion to Life. 85 high school adolescents were administered 3 self-report questionnaires that assessed levels of exposure to violence, fear of death, & attitudes towards life & death. Those who had been exposed to a high level of violence reported attitudes synonymous with the profile of an individual at risk of suicide (low fear of death, low repulsion to death, low attraction to life; high repulsion to life & high attraction to death). (29 refs.)