Abstract

NSSI affects many young adults and is associated with suicidal ideation, as well as numerous mental health disorders and other psychological variables. There were a total of 59 participants that participated in this study from an undergraduate college sample who endorsed self-injuring. An online platform for research was used to recruit participants and provide them with the online survey link. Self-injuring more than one bodily location may result in feeling more stigma than individuals who self-injure one bodily location. Self-stigma and self-injuring multiple bodily locations both significantly predicted suicidal ideation, but gender and social support did not predict suicidal ideation. Women significantly endorsed self-injuring their torso more compared to men, otherwise, no other gender differences in bodily location of self-injury were found. In conclusion, clinicians should consider addressing self-stigma and number of bodily locations an individual self-injures when doing suicide risk assessments.

Advisor

Eric Sprankle

First Committee Member

Kristie Campana

Second Committee Member

Sarah Sifers

Date of Degree

2017

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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