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Title: Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: A six month prospective study
Authors: O'Connor, Rory
Rasmussen, Susan
Hawton, Keith
Contact Email: rory.oconnor@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: O'Connor R, Rasmussen S & Hawton K (2009) Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: A six month prospective study, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 39 (4), pp. 364-375.
Abstract: Few studies have investigated the extent to which psychosocial/psychological factors are associated with the prediction of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents. In this study, 737 pupils aged 15–16 years completed a lifestyle and coping survey at time one and 500 were followed up six months later. Six point two percent of the respondents (n = 31) reported an act of DSH between Time 1 and Time 2. In multivariate analyses, worries about sexual orientation, history of sexual abuse, family DSH, anxiety, and self-esteem were associated with repeat DSH during the course of the study, but history of sexual abuse was the only factor predictive of first-time DSH. The findings suggest that school- based programs focused on how young people cope with psychosocial stressors may offer promis
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9057
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1521/suli.2009.39.4.364/abstract
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2009.39.4.364
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Affiliation: Psychology
Psychology
University of Oxford

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