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Nonsuicidal self-injury in a community sample of adolescents: Subgroups, stability, and associations with psychological difficulties

Bjärehed, Jonas LU ; Wångby, Margit LU and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU (2012) In Journal of Research on Adolescence 22(4). p.678-693
Abstract
Patterns of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and their association with other psychological difficulties were studied in a community sample of young Swedish adolescents, by a 2-wave longitudinal design with a 1-year interval. Hierarchical cluster analysis at T1 identified eight NSSI subgroups in each gender, of which five were clearly replicated at T2. Among these were a subgroup with generalized high-frequent NSSI, which was associated with both internalizing and externalizing problems, and a subgroup of girls who engaged primarily in cutting and showed mainly internalizing problems. Generally, NSSI clusters among girls were more stable over time and associated with more psychological problems. The results indicate that different patterns... (More)
Patterns of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and their association with other psychological difficulties were studied in a community sample of young Swedish adolescents, by a 2-wave longitudinal design with a 1-year interval. Hierarchical cluster analysis at T1 identified eight NSSI subgroups in each gender, of which five were clearly replicated at T2. Among these were a subgroup with generalized high-frequent NSSI, which was associated with both internalizing and externalizing problems, and a subgroup of girls who engaged primarily in cutting and showed mainly internalizing problems. Generally, NSSI clusters among girls were more stable over time and associated with more psychological problems. The results indicate that different patterns of NSSI have different developmental and clinical implications. (Less)
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Nonsuicidal self-injury, adolescents, internalizing problems, externalizing problems, cluster analysis, prospective design
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Journal of Research on Adolescence
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678 - 693
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Wiley-Blackwell
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10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00817.x
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  author       = {Bjärehed, Jonas and Wångby, Margit and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar},
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  series       = {Journal of Research on Adolescence},
  title        = {Nonsuicidal self-injury in a community sample of adolescents: Subgroups, stability, and associations with psychological difficulties},
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  volume       = {22},
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