ERIC Number: EJ1164898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Psychometric Analysis of the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory-F
Brown, Joshua Travis; Volk, Fred; Gearhart, Gabrielle L.
Journal of American College Health, v66 n1 p23-31 2018
Objective: This study seeks to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory-Functions (OSI-F) for assessing nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), a condition for further study in the DSM-5. Participants: Participants included 345 students who indicated a history of self-injury in a university counseling center over six semesters from August 2009 to May 2012. Method: Participants completed the OSI-F as a measure on the psychological intake for the university counseling center. Results: Factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha coefficients, independent sample t tests, and correlations were examined and demonstrated adequate reliability and validity. Conclusions: A three-factor solution emerged from the restructured OSI-F relating to "Affect Regulation," "Exhilaration," and "Release." Affect regulation dimensions were predictive of continuing to self-injure and related to depression, anxiety, and overall mental health. Additionally, women were more likely to attribute self-injuring to affect regulation.
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, College Students, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Mental Health, Gender Differences, Affective Behavior, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Guidance Centers, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Relationship, Addictive Behavior, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Check Lists, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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