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  • I've got my family and my faith: Black women and the suicide paradox.
    Spates, Kamesha, and Brittany C. Slatton (2017)
    Socius: Sociological Reseach for a Dynamic World 3.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; African Americans; Women
  • Religious heterogeneity and suicide: A cross-national analysis.
    Moore, Matthew D. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 649-663.

    Analyzes World Health Organization data & other data sets; religious heterogeneity positively predicts suicide rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Suicide
  • Suicide and religion: New evidence on the differences between Protestantism and Catholicism.
    Torgler, Benno,and Christoph Schaltegger (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 316-340.

    Data on Swiss cantons show Catholicism inversely predicting suicide rates & acceptance of suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Switzerland; Protestant, Switzerland; Switzerland; Suicide
  • The association between sucidal ideation, explicit religion and implicit religion: An empirical enquiry among 13 to 15 year-old adolescents.
    Francis, Leslie J. (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:1: 93-109.

    Operationalizes implicit religion as believing one can be a good Christian without attending church. analyzes questionnaire data from English & Welsh 13-15 year old students. Implicit religion was not associated with lower levels of suicide ideation.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Adolescents; Great Britain, England; Great Britain, Wales; Implicit religion; Practice; Students, secondary
  • Institutional selection for conformity: The case of U.S. Catholic priests.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 56-81.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from American Catholic priests; both birth cohort & ordinatio cohort predict divergence from official teachings, increasing it before 1970, decreasing it 1970 & after. Thus contextual culture explains divergence before 1970 & institutional selection after.

    Associated Search Terms: Celibacy; Moral; Birth control; Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Cloning; Stem cell controversy; Suicide; Sexual attitudes; Abortion
  • Confucianism and Youth Suicide in Rural China.
    Zhang, Jie, and Eric Y. Liu (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 93-111.

    Analyzes psychological autopsy data on 2005-08 adolescent & young adult suicides in 16 rural counties in China & living controls. Filial piety was inversely related to suicide, harmony moderate the effect of negative life events, & female subordination was positively related to suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; China; Confucian, China; Rural; Women; Suicide
  • Religion and Suicide Acceptability: A Cross-national Analysis.
    Stack, Steven, and Augustine J. Kposowa (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:2: 289-306.

    Analyzes 2000 World Values Survey data; high religiosity, especially within an integrated community, is inversely related to suicide accepting attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Integration (social)
  • Longitudinal relationships of religious worship attendance and spirituality with major depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation and attempts: Findings from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Areas Survey.
    Rasic, Daniel, Jennifer A. Robnson, James Bolton, O. Joseph Bienvenu, and Jitender Sareen (2011)
    Journal of Psychiatric Research 45:6: 848-854.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Practice; Spirituality; Suicide; Mental health
  • Church-based Social Support and Suicidality among African Americans and Black Caribbeans.
    Chatters, Linda M., Robert J. Taylor, Karen D. Lincoln, Ann Nguyen, and Sean Joe (2011)
    Archives of Suicide Research 15:4: 337-353.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Caribbean Americans; African Americans; Suicide
  • Les "martyrs" jihadistes veulent-ils forcément mourir? Une approche émique de la radicalisation autosacrificielle au Pakistan.
    Blom, Amélie (2011)
    Revue française de sociologie 61:5: 867-891.

    Associated Search Terms: Martyr; Pakistan; Suicide; Terrorism; Islam, Pakistan
  • Protective associations of importance of religion and frequency of service atendance with depression risk, suicidal behaviours and substance use in adolescents in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Rasic, Daniel, Steve Kisely, and Donald B. Langille (2011)
    Journal of Affective Disorders 132:3: 389-395.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Depression; Suicide; Salience; Practice; Drug; Canada, Nova Scotia
  • Revisiting the Branch Davidian Mass Suicide Debate.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:2: 4-24.

    Disputes the thesis of Kenneth C.G. Newport that evidence clearly supports the theory of a mass suicide at Waco. Reply by Newport pp. 61-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Waco; United States, Texas, Waco; Suicide; Branch Davidian
  • Deaths in the Fire at the Branch Davidians' Mount Carmel. Who Bears Responsibility?
    Wessinger, Catherine (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:2: 25-60.

    Disputes the thesis of Kenneth C.G. Newport that the F.B.I. & A.T.F. were not responsible for the deaths at Waco. Reply by Newport pp. 61-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Branch Davidian; United States, Texas, Waco; Waco
  • Religion, Politics, and Suicide Bombing: An Interpretive Essay.
    Brym, Robert Joseph (2008)
    Cahiers canadiens de sociologie/Canadian Journal of Sociology 33:1: 89-108.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Suicide; Politics
  • Medicine, Religion, and Health. Where Science and Spirituality Meet.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2008)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Foundation Press.

    Detailed review of the literature on the effect of religiosity on aspects of health.

    Associated Search Terms: Mortality; Coping; Mental health; Suicide; Well-being, psychological; Social support; Health; Anxiety; Depression; Definition of religion; Disability; Stress
  • The Effects of Religion, Superstition, and Perceived Gender Inequality on the Degree of Suicide Intent: A Study of Serious Attempters in China.
    Zhang, Jie, and Hui Lan Xu (2007)
    Omega: Journal of Death and Dying 55: 185-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Superstition; Sexism; China; Suicide
  • Suicidal ideation among young people in the UK: Churchgoing as an inhibitory influence?
    Kay, William K., and Leslie J. Francis (2006)
    Mental Health, Religion and Culture 9: 127-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Practice; Great Britain; Adolescents
  • Crime/Deviance.
    Hoffmann, John P., and Stephen J. Bahr (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 241-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Criminology; Suicide; Drug
  • Religion, Stress, and Mental Health in Adolescence: Findings from ADD Health.
    Nooney, Jennifer G. (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 341-354.

    Analyzes 1994-95 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health data (U.S.A.). Religious involvement helps prevent school & health stressors, which reduces depression. It also mobilizes social resources relevant to suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Depression; Health; Adolescents
  • Sette e suicide (omicidi) collettivi.
    Introvigne, Massimo (2005)
    Religioni e società 53: 68-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; New religions
  • Denomination, Religious Context, and Suicide: Neo-Durkheimian Multilevel Explantions Tested with Individual and Contextual Data.
    Tubergen, Frank van, Manfred te Grotenhuis, and Wout Ultee (2005)
    American Journal of Sociology 111: 797-823.

    Uses individual-level data from The Netherlands; rather than a social support explanation the contextual normative influence of religions--either Protestant or Catholic--depress suicide levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Suicide; Ecology
  • Cross-national correlations of quantifiable societal healh with popular religiosity and secuarism in the prosperous democracies.
    Paul, Gregory (2005)
    Journal of Religion and Society 7: 1-17.

    Uses graphics to show relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Evolution; Functionalism; Fundamentalism; Homicide
  • Religion and Attitudes toward Physician-Assisted Suicide and Terminal Palliative Care.
    Burdette, Amy M., Terrence D. Hill, and Benjamin E. Moulton (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:1: 79-93.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; religious involvement in conservative & moderate churches is inversely associated with acceptance of assisted suicide & palliative terminal care.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Moral; Suicide; United States
  • The Culture of Suicide through Societal Integration and Religion: 1996-1998 Gender-Specific Suicide Rates in 50 American States.
    Cutright, Phillips, and Robert M. Fernquist (2004)
    Archives of Suicide Research 8:3:271-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Suicide
  • Mass Suicide and the Branch Davidians.
    Hall, John R. (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Cults, Religion, and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 149-169.

    Critics of the Branch Davidians contributed to its dramatic denouement.

    Associated Search Terms: Dramatic denouement; Waco; Suicide
  • Making Sense of the Heaven's Gate Suicides.
    Balch, Robert W., and David Taylor (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Cults, Religion, and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 209-228.

    General account of the heaven's Gate group & its mass suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Dramatic denouement; Suicide; Heaven´s Gate
  • Whither Hunter's Culture War? Shifts in Evangelical Morality, 1988-1998.
    McConkey, Dale (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:2: 149-174.

    Analyzes 1988 & '98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Sex role; United States; Conflict; Euthanasia; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Moral; Homosexuality; Sexual activity; Abortion
  • "Quo Vadis" the Scientific Study of New Religious Movements?
    Robbins, Thomas L. (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:4: 515-523.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Suicide; Objectivity; Sociology of religion
  • "Our Terrestrial Journey is Coming to an End": The Last Voyage of the Solar Temple.
    Mayer, Jean-François (1999)
    Nova Religio 2:2: 172-196. Comment by Jean E. Rosenfeld, pp. 197-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Solar Temple; Suicide
  • Suicide and religion: Did Durkheim commit the ecological fallacy, or did Van Poppel and Day combine apples and oranges?
    Simpson, Miles (1998)
    American Journal of Sociology 63:6: 607-619.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Suicide
  • The evolution of a new age cult: From total overcomers anonymous to death at Heaven's Gate.
    Balch, Robert W. (1998)
    In William W. Zellner and Marc Petrowsky (eds.) Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communities: A Sociological Analysis. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger,

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Change; Heaven´s Gate; New age
  • Religious Homogeneity and Metropolitan Suicide Rates.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Jeffrey A. Burr, and Patricia L. McCall (1997)
    Social Forces 76:1: 273-299.

    Analyzes 1980 data from U.S. Standard Metropolitan Areas; shows homogeneity inversely related to suicide rates.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Pluralism; Urbanism; Suicide
  • Religion, Deviance, and Social Control.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Integration (social); Suicide
  • Religious Movements and Violence: A Friendly Critique of the Interpretive Approach.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1997)
    Nova religion 1:1: 13-29. Comment by Jeffrey Kaplan 1:1: 30-49.

    Argues for greater objectivity and less sympathy in studying violence associated with apocalyptic religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Constructionist theory; Violence; Suicide; New religions
  • Religion, culture, economic and sociological correlates of suicide rates: A cross-national analysis.
    Huang, Wei-Chiao (1996)
    Applied Economics Letters 3:12: 779-782.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide
  • Le Martyre Révolutionnaire en Iran.
    Khosrokhavar, Fahrad (1996)
    Social Compass 43:1: 83-100.

    Describes a new type of social actor, the Islamic revolutionary martyr who becomes a suicidal weapon out of despair over an unrealized utopia.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Shi'ite, Iran; Iran; Martyr
  • Idee che uccidono: Jonestown, Waco, il Tempio Solare.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1996)
    Milano: Mimep/Docete.

    Associated Search Terms: Branch Davidian; Solar Temple; Suicide; Jonestown
  • The Effect of Marriage, Family, and Religious Ties on African-American Suicide Ideology.
    Stack, Steven, and Ira M. Wasserman (1995)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 57: 215-222.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; African Americans
  • Public Narratives and the Apocalyptic Sect. From Jonestown to Mt. Carmel.
    Hall, John R. (1995)
    In Stuart A. Wright (ed.), Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 205-235.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Waco; Jonestown; Sect; Branch Davidian; Apocalyptic; Suicide
  • Was Durkheim Right? A Critical Survey of the Empirical Literature on Le Suicide.
    Breault, Kevin D. (1994)
    In David Lester (ed.) Emile Durkheim: Le Suicide One Hundred Years Later. Philadelphia: Charles Press, pp. 11-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Suicide
  • The Effects of Religion and Feminism on Suicide Ideology: An Analysis of National Survey Data.
    Stack, Steven, Ira M. Wasserman, and Augustine Kposowa (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:2: 110-121.

    Analyzes 1972-90 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; finds feminism/anti-feminism mediating the inverse effect of church attendance on pro-suicide ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Suicide; Practice; Feminism
  • Effects of Religious Individualism on Values of Life and Death in Scandinavia.
    Straarup, Jørgen (1994)
    In Thorleif Pettersson and Ole Riis (eds.) Scandinavian Values. Religion and Morality in the Nordic Countries. Uppsala, Sweden: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Psychologia et Sociologia Religionum 10, pp. 167-178.

    Analyzes 1981 & '90 European Values Survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Norway; Denmark; Scandinavia; Abortion; Atheist; Moral; Euthanasia; Suicide; Belief
  • Social Differentiation and the Current Significance of Emile Durkheim's Anomie.
    Tomasi, Luigi (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 363-374.

    Reviews Émile Durkheim's sociology of suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Suicide; Anomie
  • Religiosity, Depression, and Suicide.
    Stack, Steven (1992)
    In John F. Schumaker (ed.) Religion and Mental Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 87-97.

    Reviews the literature on religion helping prevent suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide
  • Il carisma malato. Il People's Temple e il suicidio collettivo di Jonestown.
    Pozzi, Enrico (1992)
    Napoli: Liguore Editore.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Jonestown
  • Religiosity and Attitudes toward Suicide.
    Comino, G., and K. Miller (1992)
    Omega 25:4: 271-282.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Religiosity
  • Religiosity and attitudes toward suicide.
    Domino, George, and Karen Miller (1992)
    Omega 25:4: 271-282.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Suicide
  • The Effects of Religion and Social Support on Self-esteem and Depression among the Suddenly Bereaved.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (1992)
    Social Indicators Research 26: 259-275.

    Analyzes 1987 survey data from families recently losing members through accidental & suicidal deaths in a southwest U.S. city; church attendance predicted self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Self-esteem; Suicide
  • The Effect of Religion on Suicide Ideology: An Analysis of the Networks Perspective.
    Stack, Steven, and Ira M. Wasserman (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:4: 457-466.

    Analyzes 1972-90 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows churches that provide social support have lower suicide-related attitudes among their members.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Suicide; United States
  • Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community.
    Early, Kevin E. (1992)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Based on 1990 interviews with 30 African American clergy & questionnaire data from African American congregations, in Gainesville, Florida; sees religion as a buffer against suicide for African Americans, whose suicide rate is about half that of whites.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; African Americans; United States, Florida, Gainesville
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