Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Social Psychology, v.113, (February 1981), p.135-136 SIEC No: 19842279

Sheldon predicted that ectomorphs would be more likely to commit suicide than mesomorphs or endomorphs, but to date no study has tested this prediction. This report examines the relationship between ectomorphy & suicide in a sample of nations. Findings indicate that ectomorphy rates for children from industrial nations appear to be moderately reliable, to be unrelated to diet in the nations, & to correlate modestly with the male suicide rate. (8 refs.)