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Psychiatry Res. 2017 Nov;257:358-360. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.07.073. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

Repetitive vs. occasional non-suicidal self-injury and school-related factors among Israeli high school students.

Author information

1
School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Electronic address: nir.madjar@biu.ac.il.
2
Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
3
School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
4
Geha Mental Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

The current study explored the relationship between non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSI) and students' perceptions of school among adolescents. A sample of 594 high-school students (54.4% male; mean age 14.96) completed validated self-reported measures. Students were divided into three groups: repetitive-NSSI (more than 6 occasions), occasional-NSSI (at least once but less than 6), and no-NSSI. Multi-nominal regression, controlling for gender, age, and depression symptoms, indicated that teachers' psychological support, a sense of school belongingness, and negative perceptions of peer climate were significantly different between repetitive-NSSI and non-NSSI groups. These school-related factors should be considered as risk factors for NSSI behaviors.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; NSSI; School

PMID:
28800516
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2017.07.073
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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