What are the triggers and functions of self-harm?

sheffield hallam university, forensic psychology

The current study aims to explore the triggers and functions of self-harm within the general population via an online questionnaire.

Your Impact

There is very little research relating to individuals in the general population who self-harm, and findings are often inconclusive. Therefore, participation in the study will assist in further understanding this important area. If the triggers and functions associated with self-harm can be understood, then appropriate support measures can be put in place.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Participants must have self-harmed either currently or in the past.

Study Tasks

Participants will be required to take part in an online questionnaire.


This study has been approved by Sheffield Hallam University Ethics Committee



Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

20 minutes total, 1 session

Participants must not be a resident in a North American country


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Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Jul 27, 2020

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