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ERIC Number: EJ1103466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Relationship between Problem-Solving Ability and Self-Harm amongst People with Mild Intellectual Disabilities
Rees, Joanna; Langdon, Peter E.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n4 p387-393 Jul 2016
Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between depression, hopelessness, problem-solving ability and self-harming behaviours amongst people with mild intellectual disabilities (IDs). Methods Thirty-six people with mild IDs (77.9% women, M[subscript age] = 31.77, SD = 10.73, M[subscript IQ] = 62.65, SD = 5.74) who had a history of self-harm were recruited. Participants were asked to complete measures of depression, hopelessness and problem-solving ability. Results Cutting was most frequently observed, and depression was prevalent amongst the sample. There was a significant positive relationship between depression and hopelessness, while there was no significant relationship between self-harm and depression or hopelessness. Problem-solving ability explained 15% of the variance in self-harm scores. Conclusions Problem-solving ability appears to be associated with self-harming behaviours in people with mild IDs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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