Suicide Notes of Adolescents: A Life-Span Comparison
Leenaars, Antoon A, Erik Jan de Wilde, Wenckstern, Susanne, Kral, Michael, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
Utilizing suicide notes as the data source, this study begins to explore some psychological dimensions in adolescent suicide and to identify the differences and similarities of suicide across the life span. The method called for 80 notes, representing four developmental ages (i.e., adolescents, young adults, middle adults, old adults) to be analyzed for specific protocols on eight categories, i.e., unbearable pain, cognitive constriction, indirect expressions, inability to adjust, ego, interpersonal relations, rejection-aggression, and identification-egression. Despite similarities, the results identify that the suicide of teens may be more highly related to cognitive …
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Publication information: Article title: Suicide Notes of Adolescents: A Life-Span Comparison. Contributors: Leenaars, Antoon A - Author, Erik Jan de Wilde - Author, Wenckstern, Susanne - Author, Kral, Michael - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. Volume: 33. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2001. Page number: 47+. © Canadian Psychological Association Jan 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.