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Are youth suicide memorial sites on Facebook different from those for other sudden deaths?

Scourfield, Jonathan, Evans, Rhiannon, Colombo, Gualtoiero, Burrows, Daniel, Jacob, Nina, Williams, Matthew and Burnap, Pete 2019. Are youth suicide memorial sites on Facebook different from those for other sudden deaths? Death Studies 10.1080/07481187.2019.1614109

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Abstract

To explore possible distinctive features of online memorials for youth suicides, amid concerns about glorification, we compared public Facebook memorials for suicides and road traffic accident deaths, using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software. People who posted on memorial sites wrote at greater length about suicides, using longer words and more quotation marks. Words suggesting causation and achievement were more prevalent in suicide memorials. Thematic content for the two types of death was more similar than different. Suicide memorial posts had more tentative words, non-fluencies, and question marks, suggesting that people were struggling to make sense of these deaths.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Computer Science & Informatics
Centre for Trials Research (CNTRR)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0748-1187
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 1 April 2019
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 13:58
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121377

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