Correlates of Suicide in Building Industry Workers

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Title Correlates of Suicide in Building Industry Workers
Author Heller, Travis; Hawgood, Jacinta; De Leo, Diego
Journal Name Archives of Suicide Research
Editor Dr. Antoon Leenaars
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Suicide within the construction industry in Queensland, Australia was reportedly high in a recent Royal Commission report. The current study examined the incidence and causes of suicide in this industry using psychological autopsy and focus group investigations. A total of 64 male suicides occurred over the seven-year period, representing a crude suicide rate of 40.3 per 100,000, significantly greater than the working age Australian male rate. Young employees were at excessive risk with separation/divorce, relationship problems, and untreated psychiatric conditions the major contributors. Focus groups emphasized the importance of work/home interface factors and industry-specific factors preceding suicide.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 11
Issue Number 1
Page from 105
Page to 117
ISSN 1381-1118
Date Accessioned 2007-04-16
Language en_AU
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Medical and Health Sciences
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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