The relationship between portrayals of nonsuicidal self-injury, attitudes, knowledge, and behavior

Sara Radovic, Penelope Anne Hasking

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The high prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) among young people has prompted research into why this may be a chosen coping strategy. One possibility is that the behavior is modeled from media depictions. Aims: The study examined the relationship between viewing films featuring NSSI and an individuals knowledge, attitudes toward, and engagement in NSSI. Method: 317 individuals (18-30 years) completed an online survey measuring these key variables.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324 - 334
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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