Psychological strains and youth suicide in rural China.

@article{Zhang2011PsychologicalSA,
  title={Psychological strains and youth suicide in rural China.},
  author={Jie Zhang and William F. Wieczorek and Yeates Conwell and X. M. Tu},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={72 12},
  pages={
          2003-10
        }
}
The strain theory of suicide postulates that suicide is usually preceded by psychological strains. A strain can be a consequence of any of four conflicts: differential values, aspiration and reality, relative deprivation, and lack of coping skills for a crisis. This study, with a blend of psychiatric and social predictors of suicide, identified correlates of suicide that are relevant to Chinese culture and tested the strain theory of suicide with Chinese data. We sampled 392 suicides and 416… CONTINUE READING
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