Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Psychology

Date of Award

8-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Christopher S. Dula

Committee Members

Jon B. Ellis, Peggy J. Cantrell

Abstract

Despite the amount of research that has been conducted on self-injury there is a lack of empirically validated instruments with which to measure self-injurious behavior. The present study developed a measure to examine self-injury and the associated features. Undergraduate students (n = 184) were administered a set of surveys to assess demographics, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation, Axis I and Axis II disorders, and impulsivity. Results indicated that a reliable measure, able to assess the extent of self-injury as well as associated features, was developed. Such a measure will enable clinicians to better assess self-injury and enable researchers to more fully examine self-injury and its relationship to other disorders.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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