Date of Award
Master of Science
Meghan E. McDevitt-Murphy
Gilbert R Parra
Melloni N Cook
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.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Bracken, Katherine L., "Subtyping Nonsuicidal Self-Injurers: An Application of Latent Variable Mixture Modeling" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 71.