ERIC Number: EJ408229
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Preoccupations with Death in "Normal" Children: The Relationship to Suicidal Behavior.
Pfeffer, Cynthia R.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v20 n3 p205-12 1989-90
Interviewed 101 children (ages 6-12 years) and parents concerning child's behavior, emotions, development, ego functioning, concepts of death, and family history. Approximately 12 percent of children expressed suicidal ideas or acts. Suicidal children had significantly more intense preoccupations with death than did nonsuicidal children. (Includes examples of nonsuicidal child with and without recent death experiences and of suicidal child.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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