Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Steven Huprich, PhD
Alida Westman, PhD
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence, as well as perceived positive and negative consequences, of a wide range of risky and self-injurious behaviors (SIB). Participants were 215 undergraduate students (56.3% female), who were administered the Self-Injurious Behavior Risk Assessment (SIBRA), which was designed for this study; and the Eysenck Impulsiveness Scale (EIS; Eysenck, 1985). To compare behaviors viewed as having benefits which outweigh risks, a reward/risk ratio was rank ordered. Correlations were computed between item-total frequency, perceived consequences, the reward/risk ratio, and the EIS. Results found a variety of behaviors being endorsed by students, as well as eleven significant gender differences. Perceived benefits, gender, impulsiveness, venturesomeness, and empathy were all found to be related to SIB.
Dean, Chelsea R., "Assessing self-injurious behaviors on a college campus" (2006). Senior Honors Theses & Projects. 59.