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ERIC Number: EJ809496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Identifying the Risk of Deliberate Self-Harm among Young Prisoners by Means of Coping Typologies
Kirchner, Teresa; Forns, Maria; Mohino, Susana
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n4 p442-448 Aug 2008
Self-harming behavior during incarceration has been a topic of increasing attention in recent years. Some authors attribute these episodes to the high level of stress that imprisonment generates coupled with a low quality of coping strategies employed by inmates. The main aim of this study was to identify, by means of coping typologies, prisoners at higher risk of self-harming behavior. The results highlighted the fact that coping typologies permitted the classification of inmates into four groups and the identification of those at lower and higher risk of self-harming. The group at greater risk was the one that used more avoidance and less approach coping.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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