Functions of nonsuicidal self-injury among Chinese community adolescents

Jianing You*, Min-Pei Lin, Freedom Leung

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

23 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

This study examined functions of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among a large sample of Chinese high school students over a six-month period. Among Chinese adolescents, we identified three factors of NSSI functions, namely, Affect Regulation, Social Influence, and Social Avoidance. Affect Regulation was the most frequently endorsed function of NSSI, followed by Social Influence and Social Avoidance. Adolescent male self-injurers were more likely to endorse the Social Influence function than their female counterparts. Moderate/Severe Self-injurers did not differ from Minor Self-injurers on the endorsement of various NSSI functions. All functions of NSSI exhibited small to moderate stability over the six-month assessment period. Findings suggest that Chinese adolescents engaged in NSSI for multiple reasons. These reasons also varied considerably over time within individuals. Assessment of NSSI should thus regularly assess functions of the behavior.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)737-745
頁數9
期刊Journal of Adolescence
36
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013 一月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 兒科、圍產兒和兒童健康
  • 社會心理學
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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