Type

Journal Article

Authors

Ella Arensman
Ivan J Perry
Helen S. Keeley
Carmel McAuliffe
Paul Corcoran
Elaine M. McMahon

Subjects

Psychiatry

Topics
adolescence adolescent psychology anxiety coping styles deliberate self harm dsh ireland self esteem schools suicidal behaviour self harm deliberate depression suicidal behavior research

Mediating effects of coping style on associations between psychological factors and self-harm among adolescents (2013)

Abstract There is evidence for an association between suicidal behaviour and coping style amongadolescents. The aims of this study were to examine associations between coping style, mentalhealth factors and self-harm thoughts and acts among Irish adolescents, and to investigatewhether coping style mediates associations between mental health factors (depression, anxietyand self-esteem) and self-harm.A cross-sectional school-based survey was carried out. Information was obtained on history ofself-harm, life events, demographic, psychological and lifestyle factors.Emotion-oriented coping was strongly associated with poorer mental health and self-harmthoughts and acts, while problem-oriented coping was associated with better mental health. Amediating effect of emotion-oriented coping on associations between mental health factors andDSH was found for both genders and between problem-oriented coping and mental healthfactors for girls. Similar mediating effects of coping style were found when risk of self-harmthoughts was examined.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Ella Arensman, Ivan J Perry, Helen S. Keeley, Carmel McAuliffe, Paul Corcoran, Elaine M. McMahon

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Ella Arensman
University College Cork
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Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
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Helen Keeley
University College Cork
Total Publications: 22
 
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Carmel McAuliffe
University College Cork
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Paul Corcoran
University College Cork
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Elaine M. McMahon
University College Cork
Total Publications: 18