ERIC Number: EJ567379
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Suicidal Behavior and Sexual/Physical Abuse among Street Youth.
Molnar, Beth E.; Shade, Starley B.; Kral, Alex H.; Booth, Robert E.; Watters, John K.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v22 n3 p213-22 Mar 1998
Street youth 12 to 19 years old (N=775) in four American cities were interviewed to examine the relationship between suicide attempts and antecedent home life variables. Forty-eight percent of the females and 27% of the males had attempted suicide. Sexual and physical abuse before leaving home were independent predictors of suicide attempts for females and males. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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