Adolescent Self-Injurious Behavior: Analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Trends.
Currently, most adolescent self injurious behavior research is focused on adolescent White females, indicating that self-injury may be more prevalent among females and those of Caucasian decent (Whitlock, 2010). This session will present data from a current study indicating that perhaps males and other ethnic groups are also engaging in this destructive coping mechanism, perhaps in differing ways (self hitting and/or physically aggressive behaviors resulting in injury) than are being focused on by current conceptual and empirical works.
San Francisco, CA
Emelianchik-Key, Kelly; La Guardia, Amanda C.; and Byrd, Rebekah. 2017. Adolescent Self-Injurious Behavior: Analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Trends.. 30-minute research education session. American Counseling Association Conference (ACA), San Francisco, CA. http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/2017-conference/programguide2017.pdf?sfvrsn=2