Self-image in adolescents with deliberate self-harm behavior
2013 (English)In: PsyCh Journal, ISSN 2046-0260, Vol. 2, no 3, 209-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study tested the hypothesis of a positive relation between deliberate self-harm and poor self-image in adolescents and investigated the relation between substance abuse (drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol) and deliberate self-harm. One-hundred thirteen highschool students, aged predominantly 16–18 years, responded to the 16-item version of the Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory, the 36-item Structural Analysis of Social Behavior, and single questions about use of drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. The results showed a positiverelation between deliberate self-harm and poor self-image, and between deliberate self-harm and cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.These results imply that poor self-image and a large extent of substance use may be markers for identifying adolescents at risk for deliberate self-harm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd , 2013. Vol. 2, no 3, 209-216 p.
alcohol; interpersonal; self-injury; smoking; youth
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86305DOI: 10.1002/pchj.38OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-86305DiVA: diva2:698486