The Influence of Self-conscious Negative Emotions on the Non-suicidal Self-injury: Focused on the Mediating Effects of Emotion Regulation Strategies

자의식적 부정정서가 비자살적 자해에 미치는 영향: 정서조절전략의 매개효과를 중심으로

Baek, Bo-Gyeom;Kim, Ji-In;Kwon, Ho-In

  • Received : 2018.12.20
  • Accepted : 2019.02.19
  • Published : 2019.03.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating pathways of emotional regulators in relation to self-conscious negative emotions, including non-suicidal self-harm, guilt, shame, shyness, and internal hostility, further examining the gender difference in the mechanisms. The study subjects of were 652 college students from three universities in J district. Self-report questionnaires on self-harm, self-conscious negative emotions, and emotional control were administered to them. An analysis performed using model 4 of the process macro indicated that self-conscious negative emotions had a significant correlation with self-harming behavior and that this correlation was mediated by the emotional regulation of brooding. These results suggest that negative self-conscious emotions have a significant influence on self-harming behaviors, and brooding reinforces negative emotions then the risk of self-harming behaviors is amplified.


Non-suicidal Self-injury;Self-conscious Negative Emotion;Emotion Regulation Strategies