Temperament and Self-Harm Behavior in University Students

  • Nimra Noor University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sadia Irfan University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Self-Harm Behavior, Temperament, University Students


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The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between temperament and self-harm behavior in university students. This was a correlational study in which a total of 300 university students were involved ranging from 19 to 23 years (M ₌ 21.04, SD ₌ 1.26). Two self-report measures were used including the Temperament Scale for University Students (TSUS) and Self-Harm Tendencies Scale (SHTS). The results concluded that impulsivity, submissiveness, and introversion temperament traits were positively linked with self-harm behavior and only apprehensiveness temperament predicted self-harm behavior. Overall, women were found to be more prone to self-injurious behaviors.


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How to Cite
Noor, N., & Irfan, S. (2023). Temperament and Self-Harm Behavior in University Students. Applied Psychology Review, 2(2), 22-38. https://doi.org/10.32350/apr.22.02