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Title: Family attributes, family functioning, and positive youth development as predictors of adolescent self-harm : a longitudinal study in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Lin, L 
Keywords: Positive youth development
Deliberate self-harm
Suicidal behavior
Family functioning
Longitudinal study
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Source: In TY Lee, DTL Shek & RCF Sun (Eds.), Student well-being in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong : theory, intervention and research, p. 275-292. Singapore: Springer, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: Utilizing four waves of longitudinal data (N = 3,328 at Wave 1), the present study examined the influence of family attributes (family intactness and economic disadvantage), family functioning, and positive youth development on self-harm and suicidal behavior of Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. While 17.1–24.7 % of students had deliberately harmed themselves at least once, there were decreasing trends of deliberate self-harm behavior and suicidal signs over 4 years. For sociodemographic correlates, family intactness but not economic disadvantage was related to initial deliberate self-harm and suicidal behavior. Besides, suicidal behaviors in adolescents from non-intact families decreased faster than those from intact families. At Wave 4, family functioning and positive youth development negatively predicted deliberate self-harm behavior and suicidal behavior. While Wave 1 positive youth development predicted Wave 4 deliberate self-harm without controlling the initial level of deliberated self-harm, Wave 1 family functioning predicted Wave 4 suicidal signs even after controlling the initial level of suicidal signs.
ISBN: 9812875824
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-582-2_21
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