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Suicide by self-immolation in Australia : characteristics, contributing factors & comparisons with other suicide methods

Gray, Stephen James (2014) Suicide by self-immolation in Australia : characteristics, contributing factors & comparisons with other suicide methods. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This study aims to describe the characteristics of those who suicide by self-immolation with a focus on sex differences, compare rates of self-immolation to rates of other suicide methods and to compare the characteristics of Australian males who suicide by other methods. The research is based on 144 coroner’s files of suicide by self-immolation for 1997 to 2008 in the Australian states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Doctor of Psychology

Uncontrolled Keywords: self-immolators, characteristics, suicide methods, causes, suicidal behaviour, culture, forensics, demographics, mental health, relationship issues, drugs, substance-use, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 03:53
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 03:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/28777
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