Nonsuicidal Self-Harm Among Community Adolescents: Understanding the “Whats” and “Whys” of Self-Harm

  title={Nonsuicidal Self-Harm Among Community Adolescents: Understanding the “Whats” and “Whys” of Self-Harm},
  author={Aviva Laye-Gindhu and K. Schonert-Reichl},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • Aviva Laye-Gindhu, K. Schonert-Reichl
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • This study examines self-harm in a community sample of adolescents. More specifically, the study identifies the prevalence and types of self-harm, elucidates the nature and underlying function of self-harm, and evaluates the relation of psychological adjustment, sociodemographic, and health-risk variables to self-harm. Self-report questionnaires assessing self-harm, adjustment, health behaviors, suicide history, and social desirability were completed by 424 school-based adolescents. Overall, 15… CONTINUE READING
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