One of the most consistent findings from research into suicidal behavior is that males kill themselves more than females. In contrast, females attempt suicide more than males. This sex difference has been found in almost all nations, in almost all eras, and in almost all subgroups of the population of a given nation (for example, in white and black Americans, in the single, widowed, married, and divorced, and in all age groups).


Labor Force Attempted Suicide Suicidal Behavior Suicide Rate Mental Hygiene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lester
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStockton State CollegePomonaUSA

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