Open Access Honors Program Thesis
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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©2006 Lindsey Huyser
Huyser, Lindsey, "Self-Injury: An Analysis of the Behavior, Causes, and Effective Treatments" (2006). Honors Program Theses. 719.