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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||A thematic comparison of suicide notes drawn from Northern Ireland and the
|Author(s): ||O'Connor, Rory|
Leenaars, Antoon A
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|Issue Date: ||Dec-2004|
|Citation: ||O'Connor R & Leenaars AA (2004) A thematic comparison of suicide notes drawn
from Northern Ireland and the United States, Current Psychology, 22 (4), pp.
|Abstract: ||Suicide is a global concern hence cross-cultural research ought to be central to
national suicide prevention strategies. This study sought to investigate suicide
notes drawn from Northern Ireland and the United States as these countries have
broadly similar suicide rates but markedly different cultures. A theoretical-
conceptual analysis of sixty suicide notes drawn from these countries, matched
for age and sex, was undertaken based on a thematic model of suicide developed
by Leenaars (1996) across countries. The results suggested that there were more
psychological commonalities than differences. Two differences emerged which
suggested that aspects of the interpersonal components may be more salient in
Northern Irish rather than American suicides. It is argued that more wide-
ranging cross-cultural studies are required to enhance our ability to identify
and predict those most at risk from suicide.|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-004-1039-5|
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