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ERIC Number: EJ789679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Parental Detection of Youth's Self-Harm Behavior
Mojtabai, Ramin; Olfson, Mark
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n1 p60-73 Feb 2008
The rate and predictors of parental detection of youth self-harm behavior and relationship with help-seeking were examined in 7,036 parent-child dyads from the 1999 and 2004 surveys of Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britain. Youth self-harm behavior was reported by 463 (6.6%) children and adolescents but only 190 (2.7%) of the parents (kappa = 0.30). Reports were more accurate if parents were from majority White ethnicity, were mothers of girls, experienced psychological distress themselves, or if children were older or had emotional/behavioral problems. Parental detection of youth self-harm was associated with increased likelihood of professional help-seeking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)