Self-injurious behavior in adolescents in norm and mental pathology

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Abstract

This article presents brief characteristics of ideas about self-injurious behavior and related research in domestic and foreign psychology. Empirical results of search of risk factors for self-injurious behavior in adolescents with different types of psychopathology are set out. Comprehensively surveyed teens 13-17 years in normal development (20 pers.) and endogenous mental pathology (28 pers.). The estimation of general and specific risk factors for self-injurious behavior in different types of mental disorder (schizophrenia and psychopathic disorder) been conducted. The complex evaluation of personality and self-harm behaviors integrative factors included: self-injurious behavior questionnaire, Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire, Emotional Intelligence Test, The Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study, the Dembo-Rubinstein scale. Found that adolescents with mental disorders index self-harm behaviors significantly higher than normative peers. Revealed that different types of psychopathology have their significant relationships of self-harm behavior index with other investigated personal parameters, and for each of the clinical groups, these relationships are different.This article presents brief characteristics of ideas about self-injurious behavior and related research in domestic and foreign psychology. Empirical results of search of risk factors for self-injurious behavior in adolescents with different types of psychopathology are set out. Comprehensively surveyed teens 13-17 years in normal development (20 pers.) and endogenous mental pathology (28 pers.). The estimation of general and specific risk factors for self-injurious behavior in different types of mental disorder (schizophrenia and psychopathic disorder) been conducted. The complex evaluation of personality and self-harm behaviors integrative factors included: self-injurious behavior questionnaire, Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire, Emotional Intelligence Test, The Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study, the Dembo-Rubinstein scale. Found that adolescents with mental disorders index self-harm behaviors significantly higher than normative peers. Revealed that different types of psychopathology have their significant relationships of self-harm behavior index with other investigated personal parameters, and for each of the clinical groups, these relationships are different.This article presents brief characteristics of ideas about self-injurious behavior and related research in domestic and foreign psychology. Empirical results of search of risk factors for self-injurious behavior in adolescents with different types of psychopathology are set out. Comprehensively surveyed teens 13-17 years in normal development (20 pers.) and endogenous mental pathology (28 pers.). The estimation of general and specific risk factors for self-injurious behavior in different types of mental disorder (schizophrenia and psychopathic disorder) been conducted. The complex evaluation of personality and self-harm behaviors integrative factors included: self-injurious behavior questionnaire, Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire, Emotional Intelligence Test, The Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study, the Dembo-Rubinstein scale. Found that adolescents with mental disorders index self-harm behaviors significantly higher than normative peers. Revealed that different types of psychopathology have their significant relationships of self-harm behavior index with other investigated personal parameters, and for each of the clinical groups, these relationships are different.

General Information

Keywords: self-harm behavior, adolescence, emotional intelligence, aggression, endopathyself-harm behavior, adolescence, emotional intelligence, aggression, endopathy

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Zvereva M.V., Pechnikova L.S. Self-injurious behavior in adolescents in norm and mental pathology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Maria V. Zvereva, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9036-9503, e-mail: art@mzvereva.ru

Leonora S. Pechnikova, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, Chair of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: pech56@mail.ru

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