Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Willingness to Seek School-Based Help

Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Willingness to Seek School-Based Help

Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Willingness to Seek School-Based Help

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Référence bibliographique [1566]

Baxter, Alyssa Lyla. 2009. «Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Willingness to Seek School-Based Help ». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychopédagogie et psychologie du counseling.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The central purpose of this research study is to determine if high school students who engage in NSSI view their schools as a place where they are willing to access help or support services, as well as to delineate the personal and social variables involved in willingness to access help for NSSI in schools. » (p. 38)

Questions/Hypothèses:
The study proposes five hypotheses: « [...] (1) What is the percentage of high school students who engage in NSSI who report Help-Seeking for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury that they are willing to seek school-based help? (2) Are there gender differences among students in terms of their willingness to seek help in the school setting? (3) What is the relationship between indices of NSSI, specifically frequency and body locations of self-injury, and student willingness to seek help for this behaviour? (4) What is the relationship between the number of people who know about students’ engagement in NSSI and their willingness to seek help at school? (5) What is the relationship between worries about violence at school or in the community and willingness to seek help for NSSI? » (p. 38-39)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« Survey data was collected from 7126 high school students (3503 male, 3623 female), ranging in age from 11 to 19 years (M age = 14.92, SD = 1.61) and across grades 6 to 12. Participants were recruited from 11 school districts in the Greater Kansas City Metro area in early 2007. In total, students from 13 high schools and 18 middle schools participated. The number of participating schools from each school district ranged between one and eight. » (p. 40)

Instruments:
Kauffman Teen Survey (KTS)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a prevalent behaviour among high school-age youth; however, there remains confusion concerning the optimal sources of support and treatment for these adolescents. The current study sought to investigate how many adolescents with NSSI are willing to access help at school, as well as the variables related to their willingness to do so. Overall, 13.5% of the students who reported engaging in NSSI indicated that they were willing to seek help at school. The rate of help-seeking did not differ by gender or indices of NSSI severity, including the frequency of NSSI and number of body locations employed. Students who indicated that they would seek help had more people in their lives that knew about their NSSI, were more likely to report having been victimized at school, and indicated that they were more worried about some violent events occurring in their neighborhood, such as gang violence. » (p. ii)