Suicide: A 15-year review of the sociological literature part II: Modernization and social integration perspectives
Journal/Book: Suicide Life Threaten Behav. 2000; 30: 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA. Guilford Publications Inc. 163-176.
Abstract: This article reviews the findings of 84 sociological studies published over a 15-year period. These studies deal with tests of the modernization and/or social integration perspectives on suicide. Research on modernization, religious integration, and political integration often questioned or reformulated the traditional Durkheimian perspective. A major new theoretical development, Pescosolido's religious networks perspective, gained some empirical support in the 15-year period. The strongest support for social integration theory came from research on marital integration, wherein more than three quarters of the research found a significant relationship. Finally, further research on migration, a force lowering social integration, continued to tend to find a positive link to suicide.
Note: Review Stack S, Wayne State Univ, Dept Criminal Justice, 2305 Fac Adm Bldg, Detroit,MI 48202 USA
Keyword(s): CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS; UNITED-STATES; DURKHEIM THEORY; IMMIGRANT SUICIDE; ELDERLY SUICIDE; SAN-DIEGO; DIVORCE; RELIGION; RATES; IMPACT