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The role of social factors in the development of self-injurious behavior 1142

Polskaya N.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

The article dwells upon the influence of social factors on the development of self-injurious behavior. Research on the problem is reviewed. A group of adolescents and youths (N=255) was tested in order to investigate into self-injurious behavior, family problems, deviant socialization and psychological trauma experiences. It is suggested that the markers of family problems, deviant socialization and psychological trauma influence the development of self-injurious behavior. Statistic analysis (frequency table and contingency coefficient) shows the frequency of manifestation of investigated variables in general sample; the results of analyzing several particular samples and the contingency coefficient are discussed.

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