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Brief report: the association between non-suicidal self-injury, self-concept and acquaintance with self-injurious peers in a sample of adolescents.
J Adolesc. 2010 Oct; 33(5):775-8.JA

Abstract

The current study investigated the association between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), self-concept and acquaintance with NSSI peers in a sample of 150 high school students (60% female) with a mean age of 15.56 (SD=2.00) years. Analyses showed that students with NSSI rated themselves lower on academic intelligence, physical attractiveness, social skills and emotional stability than their non-NSSI peers. The self-injurers also had more friends who engaged in NSSI, and having more NSSI acquaintances was negatively related to self-esteem. It could be that adolescents with lower self-esteem are more attracted to self-injuring peers, or that adolescents with low self-esteem are more vulnerable to copy NSSI to deal with their problems or to gain a certain identity in their peer group. Future studies must test these possible NSSI pathways.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, Leuven, Belgium. laurence.claes@psy.kuleuven.beNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19910041

Citation

Claes, Laurence, et al. "Brief Report: the Association Between Non-suicidal Self-injury, Self-concept and Acquaintance With Self-injurious Peers in a Sample of Adolescents." Journal of Adolescence, vol. 33, no. 5, 2010, pp. 775-8.
Claes L, Houben A, Vandereycken W, et al. Brief report: the association between non-suicidal self-injury, self-concept and acquaintance with self-injurious peers in a sample of adolescents. J Adolesc. 2010;33(5):775-8.
Claes, L., Houben, A., Vandereycken, W., Bijttebier, P., & Muehlenkamp, J. (2010). Brief report: the association between non-suicidal self-injury, self-concept and acquaintance with self-injurious peers in a sample of adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 33(5), 775-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.10.012
Claes L, et al. Brief Report: the Association Between Non-suicidal Self-injury, Self-concept and Acquaintance With Self-injurious Peers in a Sample of Adolescents. J Adolesc. 2010;33(5):775-8. PubMed PMID: 19910041.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Brief report: the association between non-suicidal self-injury, self-concept and acquaintance with self-injurious peers in a sample of adolescents. AU - Claes,Laurence, AU - Houben,Adinda, AU - Vandereycken,Walter, AU - Bijttebier,Patricia, AU - Muehlenkamp,Jennifer, Y1 - 2009/11/11/ PY - 2008/05/10/received PY - 2009/09/09/revised PY - 2009/10/23/accepted PY - 2009/11/14/entrez PY - 2009/11/17/pubmed PY - 2010/12/29/medline SP - 775 EP - 8 JF - Journal of adolescence JO - J Adolesc VL - 33 IS - 5 N2 - The current study investigated the association between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), self-concept and acquaintance with NSSI peers in a sample of 150 high school students (60% female) with a mean age of 15.56 (SD=2.00) years. Analyses showed that students with NSSI rated themselves lower on academic intelligence, physical attractiveness, social skills and emotional stability than their non-NSSI peers. The self-injurers also had more friends who engaged in NSSI, and having more NSSI acquaintances was negatively related to self-esteem. It could be that adolescents with lower self-esteem are more attracted to self-injuring peers, or that adolescents with low self-esteem are more vulnerable to copy NSSI to deal with their problems or to gain a certain identity in their peer group. Future studies must test these possible NSSI pathways. SN - 1095-9254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19910041/Brief_report:_the_association_between_non_suicidal_self_injury_self_concept_and_acquaintance_with_self_injurious_peers_in_a_sample_of_adolescents_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140-1971(09)00135-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -