An exploratory comparative study of perspectives on non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors among social work students in the United States, Greece, Cyprus, and Jordan: Implications for social work practice and education

Efrosini D. Kokaliari, Ann W. Roy, Christos Panagiotopoulos, Sahar Al-Makhamreh

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Abstract

There has been a call for cross-cultural research in the understanding of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of ethnicity and culture on the understanding of NSSI among social work students in the United States, Greece/Cyprus, and Jordan. A convenience sample of 438 social work students was used. Participants completed a 60-item questionnaire. Results revealed statistically significant differences in students’ knowledge and cultural beliefs about NSSI by country. This study makes a novel contribution to the exploration of cultural aspects of NSSI and has implications for international social work practice and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1027
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural
  • mental health
  • parasuicide
  • self-harm
  • social work education

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