NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2020, Book 1

Sociology and Healthcare

SELF-HARM IN ADOLESCENCE

Postdoctoral researcher Remus Runcan, Assoc. Prof. Patricia Luciana Runcan, Prof. Cosmin Goian, Assoc. Prof. Bogdan Nadolu, Prof. Mihaela Gavrilă Ardelean

ABSTRACT

This study provides the synonyms for the terms deliberate self-harm and self-destructive behaviour, together with a psychological portrait of self-harming adolescents, the consequence of self-harm, the purpose of self-harm, and the forms of self-harm. It also presents the results of a survey regarding the prevalence of people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour, the gender of people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour, the age of the first non-suicidal self-harming behaviour in these people, the frequency of non-suicidal self-harming behaviour in these people, the association of the non-suicidal self-harming behaviour with substance misuse in these people, the relationships of the people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour with their fathers, mothers, and siblings, the relationships of the people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour with their friends, the possible causes of self-harming behaviour in these people, and the relationship of people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour with religion. Some of the results confirmed literature results, while others shed a new light on other aspects related to people with non-suicidal self-harming behaviour.

KEYWORDS

self-harm, adolescence, non-suicidal self-harming behaviour

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2020, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-11-9, SELF-HARM IN ADOLESCENCE, 263-273 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2020/B1/V3/27