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Peer Sexual Harassment and Deliberate Self-Injury: Longitudinal Cross-Lag Investigations in Canada and Sweden
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
British Columbia's Children's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (Center for Developmental Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6879-3022
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (Center for Developmental Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7546-2275
2013 (English)In: Journal of Adolescent Health, ISSN 1054-139X, E-ISSN 1879-1972, Vol. 53, no 6, p. 717-722Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Although the receipt of peer sexual harassment in schools has been linked to deliberate self-injury, the direction of association over time has not been tested. Two longitudinal studies examined whether receipt of peer sexual harassment within schools predicts engagement in deliberate self-injury or vice versa. Differences between boys and girls were also tested.

Methods: Surveys were conducted in two countries, Canada and Sweden. Measures of sexual harassment and deliberate self-injury were administered yearly in classrooms. Two waves of data were collected in the Canadian study (N = 161, 59.6% girls, mean age = 13.82 years); three waves of data were collected in Sweden (N = 513, 47% girls, mean age = 13.23 years).

Results: In the Canadian study, deliberate self-injury predicted subsequent peer sexual harassment; the converse relationship was not significant. No significant gender differences were found. Across the three waves of the Swedish study, peer sexual harassment predicted self-injury from T1 to T2, and self-injury predicted peer sexual harassment from T2 to T3. However, self-injury did not mediate peer sexual harassment at T1 and T3. Tests of gender differences revealed self-injury predicted sexual harassment from T2 to T3 among Swedish girls but not boys.

Conclusions: Adolescents who deliberately self-injure may be vulnerable to sexual harassment by peers at school. Cultural norms may have a role in whether this process applies primarily to girls or to both genders. Sexual harassment by peers may also increase self-injury, but this is not subsequently linked to increases in receipt of sexual harassment. (C) 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. All rights reserved.

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2013. Vol. 53, no 6, p. 717-722
Keywords [en]
Deliberate self-injury, Sexual harassment, Adolescence
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32918DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.06.009ISI: 000327481300008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32918DiVA, id: diva2:683274
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Funding Agency: Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Available from: 2014-01-03 Created: 2014-01-03 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved

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