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The Relationship Between Problem-Solving Ability and Self-Harm Amongst People with Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Rees, Joanna, Langdon, Peter E. (2015) The Relationship Between Problem-Solving Ability and Self-Harm Amongst People with Mild Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29 (4). pp. 387-393. ISSN 1360-2322. E-ISSN 1468-3148. (doi:10.1111/jar.12187)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between depression, hopelessness, problem-solving ability and self-harming behaviours amongst people with mild intellectual disabilities (IDs). Methods Thirty-six people with mild IDs (77.9% women, Mage = 31.77, SD = 10.73, MIQ = 62.65, SD = 5.74) who had a history of self-harm were recruited. Participants were asked to complete measures of depression, hopelessness and problem-solving ability. Results Cutting was most frequently observed, and depression was prevalent amongst the sample. There was a significant positive relationship between depression and hopelessness, while there was no significant relationship between self-harm and depression or hopelessness. Problem-solving ability explained 15% of the variance in self-harm scores. Conclusions Problem-solving ability appears to be associated with self-harming behaviours in people with mild IDs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12187
Uncontrolled keywords: depression, learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, problem-solving task (PST), self-harm;self-injury
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Langdon
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 21:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48386 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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