Connections that moderate risk of non-suicidal self-injury among transgender and gender non-conforming youth

Lindsay A. Taliaferro, Barbara J McMorris, Marla E Eisenberg

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Abstract

We examined associations between social connections and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among transgender/gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth. Data came from the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey (N = 2168). Logistic regression analyses determined connectedness factors associated with any past-year NSSI and repetitive NSSI, as well as moderating effects of significant connectedness factors on different risk factors. Almost 55% of TGNC students engaged in NSSI, and 40% of self-injurers reported repetitive self-injury. Parent connectedness, connections to non-parental adults, and school safety emerged as robust protective factors. Strategies to prevent/reduce NSSI should focus on fostering connections with prosocial adults, and ensuring schools represent safe places.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume268
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Transgender Persons
Wounds and Injuries
Students
Foster Home Care
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Safety

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Connectedness
  • Self-harm

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  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

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Connections that moderate risk of non-suicidal self-injury among transgender and gender non-conforming youth. / Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; McMorris, Barbara J; Eisenberg, Marla E.

In: Psychiatry Research, Vol. 268, 01.10.2018, p. 65-67.

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