2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Key Factors of Suicide (How Race, Income, Gross Domestic Product, and Gender are Related to Risk of Suicide
Lois T. Schulz
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentors

Many researchers have varying beliefs on the causes of suicide. Potential factors include: race, gender, income, and economic stability of a state. This research has four hypotheses that each highlights a different independent variable (race, income, Gross Domestic Product, and gender). Utilizing data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Bureau of Economics, the four hypotheses were tested. Results indicated that Whites are more likely to commit suicide than African-Americans or Asian-Americans, income was found to be significant, the male population is more likely to commit suicide than the female population, and Gross National Product does have an effect on the suicide rate.

Keywords: Sociology, Suicide, Race, Gender, Income, Gross Domestic Product

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 15-1
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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