ERIC Number: EJ236179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Aging and Suicide: Maturation or Cohort Effect?
Wenz, Friedrich V.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v11 n4 p297-305 1980
A suicide potential scale is constructed that fits the Guttman scale criteria. The mean suicide potential scores of various age groups support the cohort model with the exception of individuals 75 and older, where it appears that maturation factors play an important role in explaining suicidal behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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