THE INFLUENCE OF SUICIDE EXAMPLES IN THE MEDIA ON TEENAGERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE
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Danutė Gailienė
Jelena Trofimova
Nida Žemaitienė
Agnė Miliukaitė
Published 1999-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Psichol.1999..4443
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Keywords

suicides
suicide examples
media influence on suicide

How to Cite

Gailienė D., Trofimova J., Žemaitienė N. and Miliukaitė A. (1999) “THE INFLUENCE OF SUICIDE EXAMPLES IN THE MEDIA ON TEENAGERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE”, Psichologija, 190, pp. 71-77. doi: 10.15388/Psichol.1999. 4443.

Abstract

The goal of this study was to determine the influence of suicide examples in media on teenagers and young peoples’ emotions and thoughts about suicide imitation. Conclusions: 1) Teenagers and young people encounter with examples of suicidal behavior in all forms of media, mostly, newspapers and television. 2) Some of young people experience a high emotional effect of suicide description or depiction. 3) Models of suicidal behavior presented in media mostly affect the young people who are experiencing existential frustration and have more expressed suicidal tendencies.
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