Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Amy Brausch (Director), Elizabeth Lemerise, and Diane Lickenbrock
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is considered a strong predictor of suicidal behavior, although the exact relationship between NSSI and suicide is not clear. Several factors have been suggested in previous research, including attitudes toward one’s own body, thoughts and beliefs regarding death and suicide, and the ability to cause physical harm to oneself. In the current study, the researcher obtained data from 285 young adult participants who reported a history of NSSI. Two multiple mediation models were tested in which body protection, suicide-related concerns, and acquired capability for suicide were examined as mediators of the relationship between NSSI and suicide attempt frequency. The first model, in which the predictor was NSSI frequency, was not supported. The second model, in which the predictor was NSSI versatility of methods, was partially supported; the only significant mediator was suicide-related concerns. These results add to the literature regarding the relationship between NSSI and suicide.
Applied Behavior Analysis | Clinical Psychology | Psychiatry and Psychology
Williams, Amanda Gail, "Mediating Factors in the Relationship Between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Attempt" (2016). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1589.