Chapter 5. Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior

  1. Gregory C. Elliott

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch5

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

How to Cite

Elliott, G. C. (2009) Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior, in Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162425

Online ISBN: 9781444305784

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Keywords:

  • mattering and self-destructive behavior;
  • life-giving importance of family to adolescent;
  • theories of self-destructive behavior;
  • mattering, as strong motivational dimension of self-concept - bearing on decision-making process;
  • self-esteem - mediating role between mattering to family and the self destructive behavior;
  • illicit drug use and binge drinking;
  • mattering, self-esteem, and binge drinking;
  • suicidal behavior and planning suicide;
  • in depression - faith in deliverance and in ultimate restoration being absent;
  • mattering to family and depression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theories of Self-Destructive Behavior

  • Self-Esteem Again

  • llicit Drug Use

  • Binge Drinking

  • Suicidal Behavior

  • An Additional Mediator: Depression

  • Preliminary Analysis: Mattering to Family and Depression

  • Suicidal Behavior: Planning Suicide

  • Suicidal Behavior: Attempted Suicide

  • Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior: Summing It Up