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TitleRomantic relationships and nonsuicidal self-injury among college students: the mediating role of emotion regulation
Author(s)Silva, Eliana Marisa Araújo
Machado, Bárbara César
Moreira, C.S.
Ramalho, Sofia Marlene Marques
Gonçalves, Sónia
KeywordsNonsuicidal self-injury
Romantic attachment
Intimate partner violence
Emotion regulation
Issue dateMay-2017
PublisherElsevier Science Inc
JournalJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Abstract(s)Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is an increasing health problem among college students. Research about risk factors behind the development of this behavior has been limited. This study aims to test whether emotion regulation Mediates the connection between romantic relationships and NSSI. Participants were 566 college students (72.8% female) between 18 and 35 years old. Eighty participants (14.1%) reported having injured themselves. Emotion regulation fully mediated the associations between NSSI and four important subdomains of romantic relationships, namely, avoidance of intimacy, anxiety over abandonment,, violence victimization, and violence perpetration. We specified a model that evidences the mediating role of the emotion regulation between romantic relationships (romantic attachment and intimate partner violence) and NSSI. This study makes a unique contribution by assessing the pathway through which romantic relationship functioning impact NSSI.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/52625
DOI10.1016/j.appdev.2017.04.001
ISSN0193-3973
Peer-Reviewedyes
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