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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Rory-
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Susan-
dc.contributor.authorHawton, Keith-
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T23:48:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/9054-
dc.description.abstractBackground - Adolescent self-harm is a major public health concern, yet little is known about the factors that distinguish adolescents who think about self-harm but do not act on these thoughts from those who act on such thoughts. Aims - Within a new theoretical model, the integrated motivational-volitional model, we investigated factors associated with adolescents having thoughts of self-harm (ideators) v. those associated with self-harm enaction (enactors). Method - Observational study of school pupils employing an anonymous self-report survey to compare three groups of adolescents: self-harm enactors (n = 628) v. self-harm ideators (n = 675) v. those without any self-harm history (n = 4219). Results - Enactors differed from ideators on all of the volitional factors. Relative to ideators, enactors were more likely to have a family member/close friend who had self-harmed, more likely to think that their peers engaged in self-harm and they were more impulsive than the ideators. Enactors also reported more life stress than ideators. Conversely, the two self-harm groups did not differ on any of the variables associated with the development of self-harm thoughts. Conclusions - As more adolescents think about self-harm than engage in it, a better understanding of the factors that govern behavioural enaction is crucial in the effective assessment of the risk of self-harm.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherThe Royal College of Psychiatrists-
dc.relationO'Connor R, Rasmussen S & Hawton K (2012) Distinguishing adolescents who think about self-harm from those who engage in self-harm, British Journal of Psychiatry, 200 (4), pp. 330-335.-
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dc.titleDistinguishing adolescents who think about self-harm from those who engage in self-harmen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.111.097808-
dc.identifier.pmid22403089-
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Psychiatry-
dc.citation.issn0007-1250-
dc.citation.volume200-
dc.citation.issue4-
dc.citation.spage330-
dc.citation.epage335-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailrory.oconnor@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date10/03/2012-
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychology-
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychology-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxford-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000303146400012-
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