Year: 2008 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.12, no.3, (2008), p.263-275 SIEC No: 20080701

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Children & Youth-Cycle 5 (2003), a cross-sectional sample of 1,032 was used to empirically identify various social determinants of suicide ideation among Canadian youth, ages 12-15. Results reveal statistically significant correlations between suicide ideation & some lesser examined socially based measures. In particular, the ability to communicate feelings, negative attachment to parents/guardians, taunting/bullying or abuse, & presence of deviant peers were significant predictors of suicide ideation. As expected, depression/anxiety, gender, & age were also correlated with ideation. (65 refs.)