Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) behavior in college students
at an urban university was studied. Relations between NSSI
and poor quality relationships with their parents and peers, as
well as deficient coping and help-seeking behavior were examined
from an attachment perspective. Undergraduates were recruited
via an online psychology subject pool and completed an online survey.
T-tests were conducted to identify what variables differed between
students who engaged in NSSI in contrast to students that did not.
In addition, a discriminant function analysis was conducted. It was
found that intrapersonal and interpersonal variables predicted group
membership (i.e. social desirability, body protection, positive affect,
comfort with touch, and emotional abuse). Findings are discussed
and may help to better identify college students engaging in NSSI and
help to inform treatment.
Fedewa, Angela S., "Identifying And Understanding Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Among College Students" (2014). Wayne State University Dissertations. 1010.