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Article: The impact of a celebrity's suicide on the introduction and establishment of a new method of suicide in South Korea

TitleThe impact of a celebrity's suicide on the introduction and establishment of a new method of suicide in South Korea
Authors
KeywordsSouth Korea
celebrity
charcoal burning
media
suicide
Issue Date2014
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.asp
Citation
Archives of Suicide Research, 2014, v. 18 n. 2, p. 221-226 How to Cite?
AbstractUnlike other East Asian countries, South Korea has until recently experienced relatively few charcoal burning suicides. We investigated trends in charcoal burning suicide immediately following the suicide by charcoal burning of the South Korean celebrity-Ahn Jae-Hwan-in September 2008. In the study, we compared the weekly number charcoal burning suicides 1 year before and after the celebrity's death. Before Ahn Jae-Hwan's suicide, charcoal burning accounted for <1% of suicides; his death was followed by an immediate and sustained increase in the use of this method-it accounted for nearly 5% of suicides (n = 772 suicides) in the subsequent 12 months. The demographic patterning (young male predominance) and location (inside cars) of the charcoal burning suicides further supported a copy-cat effect. Ahn Jae-Hwan's death appears to have triggered a rapid and sustained adoption of charcoal burning as a method of suicide in South Korea.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198093
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.808
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.905
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dc.contributor.authorChen, YY-
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CH-
dc.contributor.authorFu, KW-
dc.contributor.authorChang, SS-
dc.contributor.authorLee, WJ-
dc.contributor.authorGunnell, D-
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-25T02:46:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-25T02:46:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationArchives of Suicide Research, 2014, v. 18 n. 2, p. 221-226-
dc.identifier.issn1381-1118-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198093-
dc.description.abstractUnlike other East Asian countries, South Korea has until recently experienced relatively few charcoal burning suicides. We investigated trends in charcoal burning suicide immediately following the suicide by charcoal burning of the South Korean celebrity-Ahn Jae-Hwan-in September 2008. In the study, we compared the weekly number charcoal burning suicides 1 year before and after the celebrity's death. Before Ahn Jae-Hwan's suicide, charcoal burning accounted for <1% of suicides; his death was followed by an immediate and sustained increase in the use of this method-it accounted for nearly 5% of suicides (n = 772 suicides) in the subsequent 12 months. The demographic patterning (young male predominance) and location (inside cars) of the charcoal burning suicides further supported a copy-cat effect. Ahn Jae-Hwan's death appears to have triggered a rapid and sustained adoption of charcoal burning as a method of suicide in South Korea.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13811118.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofArchives of Suicide Research-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectSouth Korea-
dc.subjectcelebrity-
dc.subjectcharcoal burning-
dc.subjectmedia-
dc.subjectsuicide-
dc.titleThe impact of a celebrity's suicide on the introduction and establishment of a new method of suicide in South Korea-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFu, KW: kwfu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChang, SS: sschang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596-
dc.identifier.authorityFu, KW=rp00552-
dc.identifier.authorityChang, SS=rp01582-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13811118.2013.824840-
dc.identifier.pmid24620837-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84900017395-
dc.identifier.hkuros229600-
dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage221-
dc.identifier.epage226-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000335861900009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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