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ERIC Number: EJ532021
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
"Why Don't You Do It Properly?" Young Women Who Self-Injure.
Solomon, Yvette; Farrand, Julie
Journal of Adolescence, v19 n2 p111-19 Apr 1996
Analyzes interviews with four self-injuring young women. Suggests the meaning of self-injury is not the same as the meaning of attempted suicide, and that the two acts are related in the sense that self-injury is an adaptive alternative to suicide. The function of self-injury is a communicative act. The extent to with self-injurers can control their actions is also discussed. (KW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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