ERIC Number: EJ1061291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Exploring the Connection among Race, Ethnic Identity, and Ethnic Belonging
Wester, Kelly L.; Trepal, Heather C.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n2 p127-139 Mar 2015
This study examined race and ethnic identity in relation to nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Participants included freshmen at 2 universities, who were predominantly female. Final inferential statistics examined differences across Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Multiracial students, finding African Americans and Asian Americans having significantly lower NSSI engagement than all other racial groups, and no other significant differences across groups. After controlling for depression and anxiety, a sense of ethnic belonging was significantly related to NSSI engagement. Cultural implications exist for working with college students who self-injure.
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, College Freshmen, Females, Statistical Inference, White Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Multiracial Persons, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Ethnicity, At Risk Persons, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure