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ERIC Number: EJ785860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Self-Mutilation and Coping Strategies in a College Sample
Andover, Margaret S.; Pepper, Carolyn M.; Gibb, Brandon E.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n2 p238-243 Apr 2007
The goal of this study was to examine the use of specific coping strategies among self-mutilating college students. The self-mutilating group (n = 44) reported utilizing avoidance strategies more often than did a control group (n = 44) matched for general psychological distress but with no history of self-mutilation. In addition, female, but not male, self-mutilators endorsed using problem-solving and social support seeking strategies less often than nonmutilators. These findings suggest that coping strategies in general and avoidance-based strategies in particular may be important targets for the treatment of self-mutilative behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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