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Title
Association between non-suicidal self-injury, parents and peers related loneliness, and attitude towards aloneness in Flemish adolescents : an empirical note
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Abstract
Loneliness and attitude towards aloneness have been shown to be associated to depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders in adolescents and they may also increase the vulnerability to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). Therefore, the present study investigated the association between lifetime prevalence and functions of NSSI, parent-and peer-related loneliness, and attitude towards aloneness (positive and negative). Data regarding NSSI, loneliness, and attitude towards aloneness were collected from a sample of 401 high school students from three different high schools located in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Lifetime prevalence of NSSI was found to be 16.5%. Females reported a higher lifetime prevalence of NSSI than males. Higher mean scores for parent-, peer-related loneliness, and positive attitude (i.e., affinity) towards aloneness was observed in adolescents with lifetime NSSI as compared to adolescents without a history of NSSI. Finally, a positive correlation between self-related (i.e., automatic) functions of NSSI and parent-and peer-related loneliness and a positive attitude towards aloneness was also observed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Psychologica Belgica / Société belge de psychologie; Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences. - Leuven, 1954, currens
Publication
Leuven : 2018
ISSN
0033-2879 [print]
2054-670X [online]
Volume/pages
58:1(2018), p. 3-12
ISI
000428660600002
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 21.07.2021
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