The nature and extent of non-suicidal self-injury in a non-clinical sample of young adults

Hasking, P., Momeni, R., Swannell, S. and Chia, S, (2008) The nature and extent of non-suicidal self-injury in a non-clinical sample of young adults. Archives of Suicide Research, 12 3: 208-218. doi:10.1080/13811110802100957


Author Hasking, P.
Momeni, R.
Swannell, S.
Chia, S,
Title The nature and extent of non-suicidal self-injury in a non-clinical sample of young adults
Journal name Archives of Suicide Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1381-1118
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13811110802100957
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 208
End page 218
Total pages 11
Editor Leenaars, A.
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
920410 Mental Health
Abstract This study aimed to examine the nature, extent and correlates of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) in a non-clinical sample of young adults. Two hundred and eleven participants (18–30 years) completed self-report questionnaires assessing history of NSSI, emotional regulation, coping strategies, symptoms of psychopathology, and alcohol use. Of the sample, 43.6% reported engaging in NSSI; approximately 10% engaged in moderate=severe NSSI. Those that reported NSSI reported greater psychopathology, avoidant coping and alcohol use than those who did not self-injure. The extent of these differences was magnified as the severity of NSSI increased. These findings highlight the need to consider any form of NSSI, no matter how mild, as an indication of distress and ineffective coping.
Keyword coping
psychopathology
self-injurious behaviour
young adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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