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Younger and older groups attitudes and beliefs to suicidal behaviour

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Philp, Melissa Louise 1992 , 'Younger and older groups attitudes and beliefs to suicidal behaviour', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Research into the complex and disturbing social problem of suicidal behaviour has
been allied with the attitudinal literature since the 1970's. These investigations propose that
attitudes and beliefs toward suicidal behaviour vary between different social groups and that
these variations may have a relationship to the nature and occurrence of suicidal behaviour.
This review highlights the rates and characteristics of suicidal behaviour in the young (16-26
years old) and the older (50 years and over) population and notes that they are at particular
risk. While the attitudes of many social groups have been explored in relation to attempted
and completed suicide limited research has selected these two high risk groups for direct
comparison. The literature reviewed suggests that increasing knowledge concerning the
attitudes and beliefs about suicidal behaviour may assist in the understanding, management
and prevention of this behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Philp, Melissa Louise
Keywords: Suicidal behavior
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1993. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 23-26)

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