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Title: Psychosocial aspects of attempted suicide : the case of Cyprus.
Author: Thedorou, Marina.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3516 7175
Awarding Body: Birkbeck (University of London)
Current Institution: Birkbeck (University of London)
Date of Award: 1997
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The thesis reports on a series of studies on attempted suicide conducted III Limassol, Cyprus, over a 5-year period. The introductory chapters review the international and Greek literature on suicide attempt, describe the cultural and social context of the research and report on a study of committed suicide in Cyprus. The first suicide attempt study is based on an analysis of the clinical records of 172 cases seen at Limassol Hospital. A prospective study, designed to allow the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data, from 101 cases of suicide attempt, all seen by the author, is then presented. In-depth interviews and clinical assessment explored the demographic aspects and the circumstances of suicide attempt, as well as the motives behind the act and its outcome. An explanatory synthesis was developed for sub-groups in terms of individual social-cognitive factors and family relational factors. Qualitative analysis of the interviews, using a grounded theory approach, provided supporting evidence for the proposed synthesis. The third study begins with a review of the literature on attachment theory, attribution theory and the circumplex model of family relations. Hypotheses generated following the analysis of the second study are then explored using interviews and clinical assessment with 15 adolescent female suicide attempt subjects. A final synthesis based on all three studies is presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Psychology