Sports Spectatorship and Suicidal Behavior
Brock, Stephen E., National Association of School Psychologists. Communique
Summarized by Joy Whitehead, predoctoral intern, Dallas Independent School District and Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.
The primary purpose of the article 'Can Sports Events Affect Suicidal Behavior?" was to review literature on the relationship between sports spectatorship and suicidal behavior. The authors were interested in examining if sports spectatorship either increased the risk of suicidal behavior or served as a protective factor against suicidal behavior. A review of literature published in English in peer-reviewedj ournals on the impact of sports events on suicidal behavior identified nine studies published between 1986 and 2006. Six studies were done in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Sports Spectatorship and Suicidal Behavior. Contributors: Brock, Stephen E. - Author. Magazine title: National Association of School Psychologists. Communique. Volume: 39. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2010. Page number: 12+. © National Association of School Psychologists Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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