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Suicide Attempts in AdolescenceSelf-Report and Other-Report: Sixth Column in a Series

Suicide Attempts in AdolescenceSelf-Report and Other-Report: Sixth Column in a Series Columns Suicide Attempts in Adolescence—“Self-Report” and “Other-Report” — Sixth Column in a Series —* Introduction Self-Report In the mass media, as well as in sci- Since suicide is not a subject that ad- Eric Jan de Wilde entific writings, statements are of- olescents talk about regularly or ten made concerning trends in the easily, researchers must ask about it. frequency of suicide attempts They can do this directly, in an inter- among adolescents. These state- view, or they can give the adoles- ments of course serve a purpose: we cents a questionnaire to fill out. If appear to use the frequency of sui- we want to obtain a large sample, cide as a sort of barometer indicat- and thus a more reliable estimate of ing the degree of well-being, or ”un- the frequency of suicide among well-being” of today’s young peo- youngsters, the first method is not ple. As if the individual tragedy of feasible (at least not in The Nether- making a suicide attempt because lands). The second method is possi- of despair, loneliness, grief, anger, ble, and has thus been used fre- or hopelessness were not bad quently. enough, there seems to be an even During the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
ISSN
0227-5910
eISSN
2151-2396
DOI
10.1027/0227-5910.16.2.59
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Abstract

Columns Suicide Attempts in Adolescence—“Self-Report” and “Other-Report” — Sixth Column in a Series —* Introduction Self-Report In the mass media, as well as in sci- Since suicide is not a subject that ad- Eric Jan de Wilde entific writings, statements are of- olescents talk about regularly or ten made concerning trends in the easily, researchers must ask about it. frequency of suicide attempts They can do this directly, in an inter- among adolescents. These state- view, or they can give the adoles- ments of course serve a purpose: we cents a questionnaire to fill out. If appear to use the frequency of sui- we want to obtain a large sample, cide as a sort of barometer indicat- and thus a more reliable estimate of ing the degree of well-being, or ”un- the frequency of suicide among well-being” of today’s young peo- youngsters, the first method is not ple. As if the individual tragedy of feasible (at least not in The Nether- making a suicide attempt because lands). The second method is possi- of despair, loneliness, grief, anger, ble, and has thus been used fre- or hopelessness were not bad quently. enough, there seems to be an even During the

Journal

Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide PreventionAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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