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

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

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.

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Doctor of Psychology

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/28777
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Keywords self-immolators, characteristics, suicide methods, causes, suicidal behaviour, culture, forensics, demographics, mental health, relationship issues, drugs, substance-use, Australia
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