Year: 2008 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.38, no.1, (February 2008), p.104-115 SIEC No: 20080619

This study examined a newly developed, self-report measure of reasons for self-harm. The Self-Harm Reasons Questionnaire (SHRQ) was administered to 143 undergraduate students. Results indicated self-harm reasons covaried in meaningful & internally consistent ways, with subgroups of self-harm reasons correlating with hypothesized concomitants of self-harm, such as depressive symptoms. Findings have implications for prevention & intervention. This questionnaire offers a new, albeit preliminary, means by which to examine self-harm reasons in a non-inpatient sample. (33 refs.)