Title: Is non-suicidal self-injury associated with parenting and family factors?
Authors: Baetens, Imke ×
Claes, Laurence
Onghena, Patrick
Grietens, Hans
Van Leeuwen, Karla
Pieters, Ciska
Wiersema, Roeljan
Martin, Graham #
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Series Title: Journal of Early Adolescence vol:34 issue:epub ahead of print pages:387-405
Abstract: The present study investigates the association of parenting and family factors with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in pre-adolescents. A sample of 1439 pre-adolescents and their parents were assessed by means of (a) adolescent-reported parenting behaviors (support and behavioral/psychological control), (b) parent-reported parenting behaviors (support and behavioral/psychological control) and parenting stress, and (c) parent-reported family structure, socioeconomic status (SES) of the family, family functioning, and family stressful life-events. The prevalence of NSSI was 4.82%. Pre-adolescents engaging in NSSI perceived more psychological and behavioral control from their parents. Logistic regression using parent-reported parenting behaviors as covariates showed a significant interaction between parent-reported support and behavioral control in relation to NSSI behaviors. No significant differences in parent-reported parenting stress and family structure emerged. Significant differences in parent-reported SES of families with and without self-injurious pre-adolescents were found. Finally, no significant associations appeared between the presence of NSSI and parent-reported family functioning and stressful life-events
ISSN: 0272-4316
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
Methodology of Educational Sciences
Parenting and Special Education
Youth Health (-)
× corresponding author
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