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ERIC Number: ED204700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Pages: 15
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The Aftermath of Childhood Suicide: Influences on the Perception of the Parent.
Calhoun, Lawrence G.; And Others
Many factors affect the way in which others view the parents of a child who has committed suicide. A study of adult responses to newspaper accounts of a child's death revealed the parents were viewed more negatively when the child's death was due to suicide than when the child's death was a result of illness. In addition, the presence of environmental pressures which reduced potentially negative perceptions of parents whose child died from illness did not have a similar impact when the child's death was from suicide. Results suggest that parents whose child commits suicide are likely to encounter attitudes which are more negative in general; they may also find that factors which often mitigate negative judgements in other circumstances may not be applicable when the death is from suicide. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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