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Hi all,

I'm currently reading many-a-study for my literature review-based dissertation. My stats knowledge from my prior degree is a little rusty and I'm struggling to interpret the analysis in one paper in particular (one of the few findings the author chose not to discuss).

Basically, the study, among many other things, has used self-report questionnaires to look at the influence of demographic, social and psychological factors on the prevalence of self-harm in a cross-section of adolescents. The authors have conducted a univariate and multivariate analysis for each factor.

The factor I am interested in is 'student does not live with biological parent or relative'. The univariate analysis shows an OR of 1.93, p<.01, 95% CI 1.44-2.58 whilst the multivariate analysis shows an OR of 1.27, p is not significant, 95% CI 0.90-1.8.

What does this mean in relation to the correlation between not living with a biological parent or relative and self-harming behaviour? Why is there significance in the univariate but not the multivariate analysis?

I know I should be able to do this but my brain is really not playing ball today. Thank you in advance to anyone who can provide any sort of insight! Muchas Gracias!
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We Self harm is a behaviour which is associated with emotional pain or the inability to be able to express their emotions.
If they are not with there biological parent they may feel unable to open up and feel trapped or alone with there emotions.
You will also have to take into consideration that self-harm is very addictive so they may have been doing it before being parted with there family.
Hope that helps
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