ERIC Number: EJ390315
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Classification of Suicidal Behavior: A Review and Step toward Integration.
Ellis, Thomas E.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v18 n4 p358-71 Win 1988
Notes that the many forms of suicidal phenomena (contemplated, attempted, and completed suicide) present significant problems to researchers and practitioners. Reviews theoretical and empirical efforts to define types of suicidal individuals and attempts to integrate them by means of higher-order categories of variables: (1) descriptive; (2) situational; (3) psychological/behavioral; and (4) teleological. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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