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ERIC Number: EJ801321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Longitudinal Study of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury among Young Adolescents: Rates, Correlates, and Preliminary Test of an Interpersonal Model
Hilt, Lori M.; Nock, Matthew K.; Lloyd-Richardson, Elizabeth E.; Prinstein, Mitchell J.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v28 n3 p455-469 2008
This study examined rates, correlates and an interpersonal model of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among a sample of 508 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Questionnaires assessing NSSI, related health-risk behaviors, and relationships with parents were administered two times over an 11-month period. Overall, 7.5% reported engaging in NSSI within the past year with no significant differences across genders, ethnicities, or grade. Those engaging in NSSI were more likely to report having smoked cigarettes, taken drugs, and engaged in maladaptive eating behaviors. Consistent with an interpersonal model, those engaging in NSSI reported significant increases in the quality of their relationships with fathers over time. Clinical implications include considering the role of family members in efforts to prevent and treat NSSI. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A