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ERIC Number: EJ785837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Nonfatal Suicide-Related Behavior among Inmates: Testing for Gender and Type Differences
Daigle, Marc S.; Cote, Gilles
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v36 n6 p670-681 Dec 2006
Suicide-related behavior (SRB) is significantly more prevalent among female (40.8%) than among male (28%) inmates, although suicide risk is higher among the latter. When instrumental behavior (IB) is excluded and only suicidal acts (SA) considered, rates for the two groups are more comparable (11.9% and 16%, respectively). Compared with other female inmates, the SRB group is more suicidal, hostile, and impulsive and more likely to have been previously victimized and to be diagnosed with Axis I and II disorders. Women with IB are not significantly different from those with SA, except that their behavior provides significantly greater tension release.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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