ERIC Number: EJ375914
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Suicide Stories on Various Demographic Groups, 1968-1985.
Phillips, David P.; Carstensen, Lundie L.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v18 n1 p100-14 Spr 1988
Analyzed the effects of suicide stories in television news programs from 1968 to 1985, on the suicide rates of various social groups. For 43 televised stories, suicides increased 7% in California. Contagion, or the "Werther effect" was significantly larger for teenagers. Also significant were age, race, sex, and day of the week. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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