An investigation of the motivations driving the online representation of self-injury: a thematic analysis.

@article{Rodham2013AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the motivations driving the online representation of self-injury: a thematic analysis.},
  author={Karen Rodham and Jeff Gavin and Stephen P. Lewis and J M St Dennis and P Bandalli},
  journal={Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={173-83}
}
The objetive of the study was to identify a) the motivations for communicating about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in a publicly accessible online forum, b) The significance (if any) of the "publicness" of the behavior. Using a Thematic Analysis of 423 text-based posts from an online NSSI forum, 5 motivations for using the site were identified: confessional, marking a turning point, acting as a deterrent, dispelling myths and offering or seeking support. Motivations for using the site differ… CONTINUE READING