TITLE

HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE OF ADOLESCENT SUICIDE

AUTHOR(S)
King, Keith A.; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Wahl, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: A national sample of 228 high school health teachers were surveyed to examine their knowledge regarding adolescent suicide. Most respondents were female, white, and had master's degrees. The overwhelming majority knew the risk factors to adolescent suicide attempts, the appropriate steps to take if a student threatened to attempt suicide, and the appropriate school responses to a student suicide completion. Based on these findings, teacher education programs are encouraged to spend more time on developing the skills necessary to identifying students at risk for adolescent suicide as opposed to solely focusing on content development.
ACCESSION #
4341993

 

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