A cross-cultural study of suicide

Northwestern University Evanston Published In Pages: 251
By Krauss, Herbert H.


"Interpersonal frustration [IF] was posited to be associated with suicide and TD [thwarting disorientation] situations were conceived of as potentially leading to IF [interpersonal frustration]" (45)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson’s product-moment correlationSupportedp<.001.46UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Interpersonal Frustration SuicideDependentSuicide
Thwarting Disorientation SituationsIndependentInterpersonal Relations

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Krauss, Herbert H."The number of suicide cases reported to be caused by extrapersonal frustration [EF] should be related to the number of TD [thwarting disorientation] situations in a cultunit, but this relationship should be weaker than the relationship between number of suicides . . . scored IF [interpersonal frustration] and number of TD [thwarting disorientation] situations scored present" (45)
Krauss, Herbert H."The . . . correlation of thwarting disorientation situations and TD suicide [should] exceed [that between] thwarting disorientation situations and non TD suicide cases" (356)
Krauss, Herbert H."The thwarting disorientation contexts associated with individual suicides should be the same as the thwarting disorientation situations scored present for the society" (354)
Krauss, Herbert H."There should be a positive correlation between the total number of suicides recorded and the number of thwarting disorientation situations scored present for each society" (354)
Naroll, Raoul"Thwarting disorientation situations tend to cause suicide. . . . [There are] correlations between . . . thwarting disorientation traits and suicide source wordage" (139)