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Self-harming behaviour among university students: A South African case study

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dc.contributor.author van der Walt, Freda
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-30T06:11:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-30T06:11:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.identifier.issn 1815-5626
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1614
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the prevalence of self-harming practices among South African university students. Respondents were 201 students attending a small university of technology in South Africa (females = 55%; males = 45%). The students completed a survey on their self-harming behaviours by type, frequency, and context of occurrence. The data were used to descriptively profile self-harming behaviours among the students. Secondary analysis considered any group differences by gender. In total, 19.4% of the respondents reported deliberate self-harm. Mental pain was reported as the most prevalent category of behaviours, at 23.4% of the sample. Most of the types of deliberate self-harming behaviour were engaged in only once. Statistically significant associations were found between gender and substance abuse and risky general behaviour, respectively, where females were at higher risk of engaging in both self-harming behaviours. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Psychology in Africa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 26;No. 6
dc.subject self-harm en_US
dc.subject deliberate self-harming behaviour en_US
dc.subject mental pain en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject students en_US
dc.title Self-harming behaviour among university students: A South African case study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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