| Published: March 10, 2021

Role of emotional regulation in self-harming behavior

Padma C Shaji

Clinical Psychologist, Trivandrum, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.056/20210901

DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.056


Self-injurious behavior or deliberate self-harm (DSH) in adolescents and young adults is found to be increasing, this is a high time to have an in-depth exploration. The present study entitled as “Role of Emotional Regulation in Self-Harming Behavior”, aims to understand and explore the nature and pattern of emotional regulation among adolescents with self-harming behavior. Hence detailed case studies on self-harming behavior among adolescents have been collected. The data collected through case study method and through in-depth interview was thematically analyzed. Study revealed that the participants with self-harming behaviour have difficulties in emotional regulation. One of the major findings was that the participants were engaging in different kinds of self-harming acts with an attention seeking or help seeking component.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.056/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.056

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021