Title: Non-suicidal and suicidal self-injurious behavior among Flemish adolescents: A websurvey
Authors: Baetens, Imke ×
Claes, Laurence
Muehlenkamp, Jennifer
Grietens, Hans
Onghena, Patrick #
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Archives of Suicide Research vol:15 issue:1 pages:56-67
Abstract: The present study investigated the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal self-injury (SSI) in a sample of 1,417 Flemish adolescents aged 12 to 18, as well as psychosocial differences between adolescents engaging in NSSI and adolescents engaging in SSI. Participants completed an anonymous online survey inquiring about NSSI and SSI functions, sociodemographic correlates, help seeking behaviors and stressful life events. Lifetime prevalence of NSSI was 13.71% and SSI was 3.93%. No gender or age differences appeared between adolescents engaging in NSSI or SSI; however, differences in educational level were observed. Significant differences in functions of the behavior and number of stressful life events were noted between groups. Finally, the likelihood of receiving professional help differed between adolescents engaging in NSSI and adolescents engaging in SSI. Implications of the findings for assessment and treating NSSI and SSI are discussed.
ISSN: 1381-1118
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
Parenting and Special Education
Methodology of Educational Sciences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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