Year: 1997 Source: The Physical Educator, v.54, no.3, (Fall 1997), p.143-149 SIEC No: 20010314

The purpose of this study was to assess the association between self-reported adolescent suicidal ideation & planning & moderate diet manipulation (skipping meals in order to lose weight & trying to lose weight) & perceived body image (feeling over- or underweight). A total of 551 questionnaires were collected & analyzed. Analysis revealed that the incidence of suicide ideation was related significantly to perceived body image, reported weight management, & meal skipping for females but not for males. Making a specific plan about attempting suicide was only related significantly to meal skipping in the female group. (29 refs.)