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ERIC Number: EJ969552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1923-6182
Self-Injury Groups on Facebook
Niwa, Kendra D.; Mandrusiak, Michael N.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v46 n1 p1-20 2012
The present study examines the interactions within 4 Facebook groups devoted to supporting people who self-injure. Content analysis was used to analyze posts made to the group during the 3-month period of the study to explore the nature of interactions and the frequency of themes. High prevalence themes included responses to verbal abuse against those who self-injure (16.8%), the discussion of personal issues without directly requesting support (11.2%), and offers of direct support to other group members (11.0%). Notable phenomena and implications for treatment are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada