Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

James McCullagh


Society has also become obsessed with the quest for a perfect body (Lader & Conterio, 1998). Often, this causes great damage for the self-esteem of women because they are pressured to live up to these high expectations. Self-injury is a way to make women feel better. There has been a rise in women working outside of the home as well, making latchkey children a normal occurrence. Children are often home by themselves when they return from school in today's world, which leaves them with nobody to talk to when problems arise. Self-injury can become a way to heal these issues.

Year of Submission



Department of Social Work

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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