ERIC Number: EJ1021220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Associated with Parenting and Family Factors?
Baetens, Imke; Claes, Laurence; Martin, Graham; Onghena, Patrick; Grietens, Hans; Van Leeuwen, Karla; Pieters, Ciska; Wiersema, Jan R.; Griffith, James W.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v34 n3 p387-405 Apr 2014
The present study investigates the association of parenting and family factors with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in preadolescents. A sample of 1,439 preadolescents and their parents were assessed by means of (a) adolescent-reported parenting behaviors (support and behavioral/psychological control), (b) parent-reported parenting behaviors (support and behavioral/psychological control) and parenting stress, and (c) parent-reported family structure, socioeconomic status (SES) of the family, family functioning, and family stressful life-events. The prevalence of NSSI was 4.82%. Preadolescents engaging in NSSI perceived more psychological and behavioral control from their parents. Logistic regression using parent-reported parenting behaviors as covariates showed a significant interaction between parent-reported support and behavioral control in relation to NSSI behaviors. No significant differences in parent-reported parenting stress and family structure emerged. Significant differences in parent-reported SES of families with and without self-injurious preadolescents were found. Finally, no significant associations appeared between the presence of NSSI and parent-reported family functioning and stressful life-events.
Descriptors: Injuries, Self Destructive Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Regression (Statistics), Preadolescents, Parent Attitudes, Socioeconomic Status, Family Relationship, Incidence, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries
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