|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Theory of Planned Behaviour and Parasuicide: An Exploratory Study|
Armitage, Christopher J
|Keywords:||theory of planned behaviour|
|Citation:||O'Connor R & Armitage CJ (2003) Theory of Planned Behaviour and Parasuicide: An Exploratory Study, Current Psychology, 22 (3), pp. 196-205.|
|Abstract:||Recent evidence suggests that parasuicide (deliberate self-harm) should be considered in terms of ‘normal’ rather than ‘abnormal’ behaviour. This study aimed to address this assertion by applying a social cognition model, for the first time, to parasuicidal behaviour. An extended theory of planned behaviour (TPB) model was tested on 55 individuals drawn from hospital and non-hospital populations. Thirty-eight percent of the sample (n=21) reported a history of deliberate self-harm. Findings supported the utility of the TPB: attitudes, subjective norm, self-efficacy, moral norm and anticipated affect discriminated significantly between those with and without a history of parasuicide. The extended TPB explained more than 50% of the variance associated with intentions to deliberately self-harm. These findings have considerable theoretical and practical implications for intervention. Future research should investigate the utility of the TPB employed within a prospective framework.|
|Rights:||Published in Current Psychology by Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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