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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis.
Arch Suicide Res. 2018 Jul-Sep; 22(3):432-452.AS

Abstract

Despite increasing interest in the prevalence and correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in adolescent populations, relatively few studies have examined NSSI among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents. The current study explored sexuality concerns and elevated emotion dysregulation as potential mechanisms underlying the relationship between sexual orientation and elevated non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). A community sample of 1,799 adolescents completed a questionnaire assessing NSSI, sexual orientation, sexuality concerns, and emotion regulation. Across the study, 20.6% of adolescents reported a history of NSSI. Adolescents who identify as "mostly heterosexual," "bisexual," and "mostly homosexual" were more likely to engage in NSSI than gay/lesbian, heterosexual, and asexual adolescents. Multiple mediation analysis showed that emotion regulation, but not sexuality concerns, mediated the relationship between sexual orientation and NSSI. The current study tested two theoretical pathways by which sexual orientation could predict NSSI engagement. Findings suggest that literature on general psychological processes, as well as group-specific minority stressors, can shed light on high rates of NSSI among LGB populations. Specifically, the challenges faced by LGB adolescents may undermine the development of emotion regulation. As such, this should be a key target of intervention with LGB adolescents engaging in NSSI.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28759324

Citation

Fraser, Gloria, et al. "Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation Among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: a Multiple Mediation Analysis." Archives of Suicide Research : Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research, vol. 22, no. 3, 2018, pp. 432-452.
Fraser G, Wilson MS, Garisch JA, et al. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. Arch Suicide Res. 2018;22(3):432-452.
Fraser, G., Wilson, M. S., Garisch, J. A., Robinson, K., Brocklesby, M., Kingi, T., O'Connell, A., & Russell, L. (2018). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. Archives of Suicide Research : Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research, 22(3), 432-452. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2017.1358224
Fraser G, et al. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation Among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: a Multiple Mediation Analysis. Arch Suicide Res. 2018 Jul-Sep;22(3):432-452. PubMed PMID: 28759324.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. AU - Fraser,Gloria, AU - Wilson,Marc Stewart, AU - Garisch,Jessica Anne, AU - Robinson,Kealagh, AU - Brocklesby,Madeleine, AU - Kingi,Tahlia, AU - O'Connell,Angelique, AU - Russell,Lynne, Y1 - 2017/09/07/ PY - 2017/8/2/pubmed PY - 2019/9/17/medline PY - 2017/8/1/entrez KW - LGBT KW - NSSI KW - emotion regulation KW - non-suicidal self-injury KW - sexual orientation KW - youth SP - 432 EP - 452 JF - Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research JO - Arch Suicide Res VL - 22 IS - 3 N2 - Despite increasing interest in the prevalence and correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in adolescent populations, relatively few studies have examined NSSI among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents. The current study explored sexuality concerns and elevated emotion dysregulation as potential mechanisms underlying the relationship between sexual orientation and elevated non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). A community sample of 1,799 adolescents completed a questionnaire assessing NSSI, sexual orientation, sexuality concerns, and emotion regulation. Across the study, 20.6% of adolescents reported a history of NSSI. Adolescents who identify as "mostly heterosexual," "bisexual," and "mostly homosexual" were more likely to engage in NSSI than gay/lesbian, heterosexual, and asexual adolescents. Multiple mediation analysis showed that emotion regulation, but not sexuality concerns, mediated the relationship between sexual orientation and NSSI. The current study tested two theoretical pathways by which sexual orientation could predict NSSI engagement. Findings suggest that literature on general psychological processes, as well as group-specific minority stressors, can shed light on high rates of NSSI among LGB populations. Specifically, the challenges faced by LGB adolescents may undermine the development of emotion regulation. As such, this should be a key target of intervention with LGB adolescents engaging in NSSI. SN - 1543-6136 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28759324/Non_Suicidal_Self_Injury_Sexuality_Concerns_and_Emotion_Regulation_among_Sexually_Diverse_Adolescents:_A_Multiple_Mediation_Analysis_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13811118.2017.1358224 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -