Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

108

Date

2010

Date of Award

7-28-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

Clinical Psychology

Committee Chair

Meghan E. McDevitt-Murphy

Committee Member

Gilbert R Parra

Committee Member

Melloni N Cook

Abstract

Using latent variable mixture modeling (LVMM), we sought to identify subtypes of individuals who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Specifically, this study replicated Klonsky and Olino’s (2008) investigation of undergraduate self-injurers in which they found four clinically distinct subtypes: “Experimental NSSI,” “Mild NSSI,” “Multiple Functions/Anxious,” and “Automatic Functions/Suicidal” groups. The current study was also an extension of Klonsky and Olino in two ways. First, analyses were conducted on a combined sample of undergraduates and internet users who endorsed NSSI. Also, differences in exposure to trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol use were investigated. Results revealed a similar four-class structure of NSSI, with an additional fifth “Multi-method” group.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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