Love and achievement motives in women's and men's suicide notes
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

It is often assumed that women kill themselves because of love and men because of achievement problems. The authors evaluated the suicide notes of 56 U.S. adult women and men with regard to love and achievement motives. Love themes were significantly more common than achievement themes, independent of sex and age. This suggests that, at least for U.S. adults who leave suicide notes, relationship concerns may be a dominant component of the motivation for suicide.

Author(s): 
Canetto, Silvia Sara
Lester, David
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Psychology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Psychol
Publication Date: 
2002-09
Publication Year: 
2002
Pages: 
573-576
Volume: 
136
Issue: 
5
ISSN: 
0022-3980
DOI: 
10.1080/00223980209605552
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12431040

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Silvia Sara Canetto and David Lester. 2002-09. "Love and achievement motives in women's and men's suicide notes." The Journal of Psychology 136: 5: 573-576. 10.1080/00223980209605552.

Wikipedia Citation

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