Striving and competing and its relationship to self-harm in young adults.
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AbstractPrevious research has found that competitive, insecure striving (striving to avoid inferiority) has strong links with psychopathologies, self-harm and appearance anxiety. However, with rates of self-harm in young people rising, it seems important to explore the link between competitive striving and self-harm in young adults. Ninety-two participants completed a series of questionnaires which measured striving to avoid inferiority, self-harm, psychopathologies, social comparison, goal orientation and self-ideals. The results showed that competitive insecure striving was a key predictor of self-harm, depression, anxiety and stress.
CitationWilliams, K. et al (2009) 'Striving and competing and its relationship to self-harm in young adults.', International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2(3), pp. 282-291.
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Therapy
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