Emotion regulation in first episode adolescent non-suicidal self-injury: What difference does a year make?
|dc.identifier.citation||Voon, D. and Hasking, P. and Martin, G. 2014. Emotion regulation in first episode adolescent non-suicidal self-injury: What difference does a year make? Journal of Adolescence. 37 (7): pp. 1077-1087.|
We examined the roles of cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, and rumination in first episode non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents, and the impact of age-related differences in emotion regulation use. Adverse life events and psychological distress played a significant role in NSSI onset. Being male and less use of cognitive reappraisal contributed to NSSI risk but only in regard to 12-month incidence; this effect was not observed when predicting 24-month incidence. Neither expressive suppression nor rumination was related to NSSI onset in our sample. Age-related differences in emotion regulation were found, but did not modify the above relationships. Findings hint at the possible impact of developmental changes in adolescents' cognitive-emotional processing and their subsequent risk of NSSI. Results support further investigation into prevention and early intervention initiatives aimed at assisting adolescents cope with acute life stressors to prevent/delay first episode NSSI.
|dc.title||Emotion regulation in first episode adolescent non-suicidal self-injury: What difference does a year make?|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Adolescence|
|curtin.department||School of Psychology|
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