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ERIC Number: EJ857506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Association between Terror Attacks and Suicide Attempts
Weizman, Tal; Yagil, Yaron; Schreiber, Shaul
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n4 p425-432 Aug 2009
Based on Durkheim's "Control theory," we explored the association between frequency of terror attacks in Israel and the frequency of suicide attempts admitted to the Emergency Room of a major general hospital in Tel-Aviv (1999-2004). Analysis of the six-year study period as a whole revealed no significant correlation between the variables, with the exception of one 11-month segment within it (December 2000-October 2001) that did show a statistically significant positive correlation, and in opposition to Durkeim's hypothesis. It is suggested that suicide attempts as a phenomena should be seen as a product of a multivariate model, in which the social context plays a role as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel