Association between bullying behavior, perceived school safety, and self-cutting

Hamada, S et al. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Published online: 25 November 2016

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Background: No previous population-based studies have examined associations between self-cutting, perceived school safety, and bullying behavior among East Asian adolescents.

Conclusions: Self-cutting among Japanese adolescents was linked with bullying behavior and feeling unsafe at school. Secure school environments and school-based antibullying programs could help to prevent adolescent self-injurious behavior.

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