An empirical investigation of Shneidman's formulations regarding suicide: age and sex.

@article{Leenaars1987AnEI,
  title={An empirical investigation of Shneidman's formulations regarding suicide: age and sex.},
  author={Antoon Adrian Leenaars},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          233-50
        }
}
This study of suicide notes, concerning the demographic variables of age and sex, involved the deduction of 50 classifications (protocol sentences) that reflected important aspects of Shneidman's formulations with regard to suicide. Independent judges noted the incidence of contents corresponding to the protocol sentences in the notes left by 60 suicides-20 notes written by individuals (females and males) in each of the three categories of Young, Middle, and Late Adulthood. Age (notably in… CONTINUE READING

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