ERIC Number: EJ785878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
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Risk Factors Associated with Suicide Attempts and Other Self-Injury among Hong Kong Adolescents
Wong, Joy P. S.; Stewart, Sunita M.; Ho, S. Y.; Lam, T. H.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n4 p453-466 Aug 2007
This study examined 1,361 Chinese adolescents who reported self-injurious behaviors. Groups A and B both acknowledged deliberate self-injury, but only Group A had made a suicide attempt. Group C reported accidental self-injury. Deliberate self-injurers (Groups A and B) were more frequently girls, older, and with more suicidal ideation. Group A had more psychopathology, environmental and suicide-related risk factors than group B and C. Group C had higher depressive symptoms than noninjured controls. The study clarifies differences among self-injurious behavior groups based on expressed deliberate self-injury and self-reported suicide attempt. These three groups appear to present a continuum of risk.
Descriptors: Injuries, Suicide, Psychopathology, At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Self Destructive Behavior, Health Behavior, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Intention, Psychological Patterns, Environmental Influences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong