Suicide among working women : an occupational model

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Maude Holloway Alston (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: The increase in suicide among women has recently become more evident. In those states where there are large numbers of women in the labor force/ suicide rates are high. This research sought to support the idea that suicide among women may be work related. The major purpose of the study was to develop an occupational model to identify elements of social control in occupations of women. The major predictor variable used was traditionality of occupation. In addition, other predictor variables were age, race, and marital status. The criterion variable was suicide. Information on these variables was obtained from four states which coded occupational information in suicide data between 1975 and 1979. These states were Alaska, Georgia, Nebraska, and North Carolina.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Women $x Suicidal behavior
Women $x Employment
Women $x Social conditions

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