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Title in English Occurence of Self-harming Behaviour among Children of Secondary School Age : The Pilot Study


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Sociální procesy a osobnost, Člověk na cestě životem: Křižovatky a mosty. Kroměříž 14.-16. 9. 2011. Sborník příspěvků.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Psychology
Keywords Self Harm; Self Mutilation; Non suicidal Self Injury; Repetitive Self Harm; Children and Adolescents Teenagers
Description The aim of this study was to explore self-harming behavior among children of secondary school age. This quantitative study was a pilot research for project, which deals with self-harming behavior and its context. In the study sample (n=235) we found more than 25% of children who admitted their own self-herming experience. We also found more than 60% of children, who had mediated self-harming experience by peers. One of the objectives of this study was to identify the most common techniques of self-harming injuries. The most frequent technique was scratching without location (53%), than hitting oneself (48.5%) and wrist cutting (45.5%). We also found the correlation between cultures which are open to self-harm (Emo, Goth) and the occurence of self-harm. Furthermore, we detected a relationship between self-harm and ideas about suicide. We also confirmed a correlation between self-harm and substance abuse. We hope that results of this study should help to understand the self-harming behavior, which is currently widespreading among school-aged children. It should be a useful guide for those, who are working with the youth.
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