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JCBPR. 2020; 9(3): 202-210

Examining the Relationship Between Self-Harmful Behavior and Negative Automatic Negative Automatic Thinking in Adolescents

Mehmet DEMEZ, Şaziye Senem BAŞGÜL.

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Objective: In the present study, it is aimed to examine the relationship between self-harmful behavior and negative automatic thinkings in adolescents.
Method: The study sample consisted of a total of 380 high school students (236 female, 144 male) in Yesilyurt and Battalgazi, Malatya. A total of 1775 data were collected at the data collection pro-cess. 1395 adolescents (78.6%) who did not exhibit self-harm behavior were not included in the study group. The data was collected using three instruments: Sociodemographic Information Form, Inventory of Statements About Self-injury, and Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire. In the analysis of data SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) was used.
Results: In the study; a positive correlation was found between self-injury behavior and negative automatic thinkings (r = 0.306) in high school students (p = 0.0001). Self-injury behaviors mean scores were changed significantly in terms of type of school, class level, and family togetherness but not changed in terms of gender and domestic violence variable.
Conclusion: The results of the study, its limitations and the recommendations for future researchers are discussed in the light of the literature.

Key words: Adolescence, self-harm behavior, negative automatic thinking

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