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Högskolestudenters psykiska hälsa: Kartläggning av självskadebeteende
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of deliberate self-harm in a Swedish University population.

Method: A random sample of first year students at University of Kalmar was invited to participate in an Internet-based survey in the autumn of 2007. A total of 139 (53,1 %) completed the anonymous survey.

Results: The results showed that 25,2 % (n=35) of the students reported having engaged in some kind of deliberate self-harm at least once, and deliberate self-harm was endorsed by 7,9 % within the past year. The most frequently procedures to self-harm were to tear, carve or pinch self, cutting skin and hitting self on purpose. 37,1 % reported that they had told no one about their self-injurious behaviors and 36,4 % significantly reported that they had no one they trusted and who they could talk to if they were concerned about something. Students with self-injurious behavior were also more likely to report a history of emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse, alcohol and drug use, cut classes and questioning their sexual orientation.

Conclusions: Findings suggest that self-harm is associated with risk factors and that self-injury is not only associated with adolescence but also with adulthood. It is therefore important to continue studies in both populations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Humanvetenskapliga institutionen , 2008. , p. 57
Keywords [en]
Adolescents, College population, Deliberate self-harm, Self-injurious behavior, Self-mutilation, Risk factors
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hik:diva-249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hik-249DiVA, id: diva2:1031
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