- 九州女子大学 ; 2009-
- 九州女子大学紀要 = Bulletin of Kyushu Women's University (ISSN:18840159)
- vol.57, no.2, pp.87-98, 2021-03-31
The purpose of this research is to clarify the actual conditions and functions of self-harm in female university students. As a result, it became clear that 62.2% of the subjects had some kind of self-harm experience at least once. Looking at the types of self-harm, self-harm other than wrist cuts accounted for the majority, suggesting the need to pay attention to self-harm that is difficult to see as bleeding or scars. Next, when the free description of the motive of self-harm was analyzed using text mining, it was suggested that self-harm is done exclusively alone. It was also found that self-harm performed for the purpose of influencing others is unlikely to be repeated. On the other hand, self-harm performed for the purpose of relievingunpleasant feelings is likely to be repeated. Repeated self-harm may also result in functions associated with suicide.