publication . Article . 2012

An examination of the relationship between body image factors and non-suicidal self-injury in young adults: The mediating influence of emotion dysregulation

Jamie M. Duggan; Jessica R. Toste; Nancy L. Heath;
  • Published: 07 Dec 2012 Journal: Psychiatry Research, volume 206, pages 256-264 (issn: 0165-1781, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract The current study explored the differential roles of dimensions of body image (i.e., affective, cognitive, and behavioral) among a sample of 101 young adults (72.3% female, M =19.45; S.D.=1.28) who reported having engaged in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and a matched comparison group of young adults who did not. A mediational model of NSSI was tested, based on the hypothesis that emotion dysregulation would mediate the relationship between dimensions of body image and engagement in NSSI. Preliminary examination of the variables revealed that negative attitudes, suicide-related rumination, and behavioral practices associated with physical appearance ...
free text keywords: Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Mental health
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