1993．第8卷（Vol. 8）．pp. 2831
Coping with Suicide in Secondary Schools: Are Teachers Prepared?
David W. CHAN（陳維鄂）
The presence of suicidal ideas in the past week was reported by about two in every five students in the survey of 161 secondary school students. Assuming that suicidal ideation and completed suicide lie in the continuum of suicidal behaviors, this alarmingly high rate underlies the importance of school-based suicide prevention programs. Another 110 secondary school teachers surveyed however felt that they were inadequately prepared to handle suicidal behaviors. When faced with student suicidal behaviors, they would resort to rational explanation in postventive efforts. Their under-emphasis in attending to students' emotional reactions revealed areas at which teacher preparation need to be addressed.