Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
A Study to Assess the Self-Harm Behaviours among Adolescents in a Selected University of Delhi with A View to Develop and Disseminate An Information Booklet on Prevention of Self-Harm Behaviours
Sivasankari.N, Bindu Shaiju, Jahanara Rahman
Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the point prevalence, nature, extent and risk factors of self-harm behaviours among the adolescents aged 17-19 years and to seek the relationship between self-harm behaviours, selected variables and risk factors as well. The objectives also included development of information booklet on prevention of self-harm behaviours. The descriptive survey design included 92 adolescents aged 17-19 years studying in Rufaida College of Nursing, New Delhi, India using Total enumeration sampling technique. Data collected through structured questionnaire was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that the maximum number of adolescents who self-harmed, had moderate severity of self-harm behaviours and most common behaviour indulged was cutting. The area wise analysis of the risk factors revealed that the highest risk factor was socioeconomic status. Information booklet was prepared and disseminated on prevention of self-harm behaviours for adolescents. The study concludes that self-harm behaviours among adolescents have been implicated in the development of low self-esteem and hopelessness and may serve as risk factors for the development of adolescent depression and suicide.
Keywords: Self-harm behaviours, Nature, Extent, Risk factors, Information Booklet
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 1531 - 1534
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Sivasankari.N, Bindu Shaiju, Jahanara Rahman, "A Study to Assess the Self-Harm Behaviours among Adolescents in a Selected University of Delhi with A View to Develop and Disseminate An Information Booklet on Prevention of Self-Harm Behaviours", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV161493, Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016, 1531 - 1534
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