EMOTION DYSREGULATION AND NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY AMONG MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH STRESS, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE EMOTION REGULATION GROUP THERAPY

2018-02-12T03:58:11Z (GMT) by SU CHEN TAN
Although it has been well studied in other parts of the world, there is very little research on the phenomenon of non-suicidal self-injury in Asian cultures. This research begins to address this shortcoming through several related studies. First, it looks at the overall prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury and its correlates among university students in Malaysia. Second, it looks at the lived experiences of Malaysian university students who have engaged in NSSI within the past year. Finally, it tests, with Malaysian university students, an online intervention that is designed to address the emotional dysregulation tendencies which are frequently associated with self-injury. Clinical implications to better facilitate intervention and prevention of self-injury among university students are discussed in relation to the research findings.