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Book Chapter: A Longitudinal Study on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescents

TitleA Longitudinal Study on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescents
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherSpringer
Citation
A Longitudinal Study on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescents. In Shek, DTL., Sun, RCF & Ma, CMS (Eds.), Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior, p. 155-172. Singapore: Springer, 2014 How to Cite?
AbstractThis longitudinal study examined deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviors among adolescents in junior secondary schools in Hong Kong. With specific reference to adolescents in Grade 9, the prevalence of deliberate self-harm behavior was 21.9 %, with preventing wounds from healing, self-scratching, and wrist cutting being the most prevalent self-harm behaviors; the prevalence of self- harm behavior was higher in girls than in boys. The prevalence of suicide attempts was 3.4 %, with girls manifesting more suicidal behaviors than boys. A path model with family functioning (mutuality, communication, and conflicts) at Time 1, positive youth development qualities at Time 2, and self-harm and suicidal behaviors at Time 3 was tested. The following results were obtained: (a) mutuality and communication at Time 1 predicted self-harm and suicidal behaviors at Time 3 via positive youth development at Time 2; (b) mutuality at Time 1 directly predicted self-harm behavior at Time 3; (c) family conflicts at Time 1 directly predicted suicidal behavior at Time 3. The proposed overall model was not entirely gender invariant. Although the paths were gender invariant, family conflicts at Time 1 predicted suicidal behavior at Time 3 for girls but not boys. The theoretical and applied implications of the findings are discussed in this work.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204927
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Series/Report no.Quality of Life in Asia, vol. 5

 

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dc.contributor.authorLaw, MFen_US
dc.contributor.authorShek, DTLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T01:07:41Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T01:07:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Longitudinal Study on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescents. In Shek, DTL., Sun, RCF & Ma, CMS (Eds.), Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior, p. 155-172. Singapore: Springer, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789812871428-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204927-
dc.description.abstractThis longitudinal study examined deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviors among adolescents in junior secondary schools in Hong Kong. With specific reference to adolescents in Grade 9, the prevalence of deliberate self-harm behavior was 21.9 %, with preventing wounds from healing, self-scratching, and wrist cutting being the most prevalent self-harm behaviors; the prevalence of self- harm behavior was higher in girls than in boys. The prevalence of suicide attempts was 3.4 %, with girls manifesting more suicidal behaviors than boys. A path model with family functioning (mutuality, communication, and conflicts) at Time 1, positive youth development qualities at Time 2, and self-harm and suicidal behaviors at Time 3 was tested. The following results were obtained: (a) mutuality and communication at Time 1 predicted self-harm and suicidal behaviors at Time 3 via positive youth development at Time 2; (b) mutuality at Time 1 directly predicted self-harm behavior at Time 3; (c) family conflicts at Time 1 directly predicted suicidal behavior at Time 3. The proposed overall model was not entirely gender invariant. Although the paths were gender invariant, family conflicts at Time 1 predicted suicidal behavior at Time 3 for girls but not boys. The theoretical and applied implications of the findings are discussed in this work.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQuality of Life in Asia, vol. 5-
dc.titleA Longitudinal Study on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescentsen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, MF: blaw@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLaw, MF=rp01514en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-981-287-143-5_9en_US
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dc.identifier.spage155en_US
dc.identifier.epage172en_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US

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