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ERIC Number: EJ857546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Predicting Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescents: A Six Month Prospective Study
O'Connor, Rory C.; Rasmussen, Susan; Hawton, Keith
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n4 p364-375 Aug 2009
Few studies have investigated the extent to which psychosocial/psychological factors are associated with the prediction of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents. In this study, 737 pupils aged 15-16 years completed a lifestyle and coping survey at time one and 500 were followed up six months later. Six point two percent of the respondents (n = 31) reported an act of DSH between Time 1 and Time 2. In multivariate analyses, worries about sexual orientation, history of sexual abuse, family DSH, anxiety, and self-esteem were associated with repeat DSH during the course of the study, but history of sexual abuse was the only factor predictive of first-time DSH. The findings suggest that school-based programs focused on how young people cope with psychosocial stressors may offer promise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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