A Validity Study of Self-Concept and Adolescent Suicide Probability
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 25. Only accidents and homicides are responsible for more deaths in this age group. The suicide rate for adolescents has tripled since 1955 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1975-1984). During the past thirty years, the adolescent period has demonstrated the greatest suicide rate increase of any age group, although it is not the highest rate among all age groups, as DenHouter (1981) incorrectly reported. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (1975- 1984), the elderly continue to have the highest suicide rate..
Mid-South Educational Researcher, Vol. 16, No. 5, December 1988, 17-19.