The Relationship Between Coping Strategy and Nonsuicidal Self-injury on College Students with Broken Home Family Background


Nowadays, the issue of awareness regarding the mental health of students needs more attention. Students are prone to experiencing problems related to mental health, such as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Thus, it is important to conduct research on NSSI in students especially for students with broken home family backgrounds, who are more prone to experiencing NSSI. This research aims to determine the relationship between coping strategies and nonsuicidal self-injury in students with broken home family backgrounds. The study included 100 students who had a broken home family background and did nonsuicidal self-injury. The instruments used in this research were the coping strategy scale and the Inventory of Statements About Self-Injury (ISAS) scale. This research used a quantitative approach with descriptive and correlational research types. The correlation coefficient value obtained was -.427 with a significance of .000 (p < .05). It means that there was a relationship between coping strategies and nonsuicidal self-injury in students who had a broken home family background with a negative relationship direction. It means that the higher the coping strategy, the lower the nonsuicidal self-injury. This research provides information that is expected to be used for nonsuicidal self-injury students to apply more positive coping strategies to prevent and intervene in nonsuicidal self-injury behavior.

Keywords: coping strategy, nonsuicidal self-injury, broken home

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