Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name


Counseling and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Eugene Herrington


The intent of this study was to examine the suicidal intentions among a select group of African American male college students. The survey drew responses and information from these students within several major categories: (1) demographic and familial background, (2) personal and male modes of feeling, and (3) conditions surrounding suicidal intentions. Twelve of the students were unique in that these characteristics were outstanding compared to the expected responses of the population: more than expected (1) lived in a single room, (2) were only children, (3) were first born, (4) had self—destructiveness and loneliness in the family, (5) had a father as a suicidal model, (6) had prolonged pain when there was loss or separation, and (7) experienced spontaneous zaniness and risk taking. Therefore, further investigation might be waranted in the area of intervention on college campuses to address and process these special areas in African American males, as well as youth generally.

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