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Deliberate self-harm in 15-year-old adolescents: A pilot study with a modified version of the Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory

Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU ; Karim, Jessica and Quilisch, Eva (2007) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 48(1). p.33-41
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the rate of deliberate self-harm in 15-year-old Swedish adolescents, gender differences in this behavior, and possible associations with self-esteem and mindfulness. For this purpose, we developed a simplified version of Gratz's (2001) Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory (DSHI), and carried out a pilot study with 123 adolescents from three different schools in southern Sweden. The results showed that 65.9% of the adolescents reported having engaged in some kind of deliberate self-harm at least once; 41.5% reported at least one kind of self-harm more than once; and 13.8% reported at least one kind of deliberate self-harm behavior "many times". Although there were no overall gender differences... (More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the rate of deliberate self-harm in 15-year-old Swedish adolescents, gender differences in this behavior, and possible associations with self-esteem and mindfulness. For this purpose, we developed a simplified version of Gratz's (2001) Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory (DSHI), and carried out a pilot study with 123 adolescents from three different schools in southern Sweden. The results showed that 65.9% of the adolescents reported having engaged in some kind of deliberate self-harm at least once; 41.5% reported at least one kind of self-harm more than once; and 13.8% reported at least one kind of deliberate self-harm behavior "many times". Although there were no overall gender differences in self-harm, the girls reported significantly more of cutting wrists, arms and other body areas than the boys. High rates of deliberate self-harm were associated with low self-esteem and low mindfulness. (Less)
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deliberate self-harm, mindfulness, self-esteem, adolescents
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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48
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33 - 41
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2007.00567.x
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English
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  author       = {Lundh, Lars-Gunnar and Karim, Jessica and Quilisch, Eva},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  keyword      = {deliberate self-harm,mindfulness,self-esteem,adolescents},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {33--41},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Deliberate self-harm in 15-year-old adolescents: A pilot study with a modified version of the Deliberate Self-Harm Inventory},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2007.00567.x},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2007},
}