Internal Assessment Example

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 452
  • Published : November 5, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Theme: “The study investigates non-suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) at the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies.” Candidate’s Name: Candidate’s Number: 150019___________ School: St. Vincent Community College School Code: 150019 Subject Discipline: Caribbean Studies Due Date: March 17, 2011 Lecturer’s Name:

2

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
For the successful completion of this investigation, several persons must be dutifully thanked for their significant contribution. First and foremost, The Lord, my Mighty Saviour is given all praise, for it is solely He who has made anything possible. I am very grateful to Mr. G. Leacock, my Caribbean Studies Lecturer, for his weekly classes that were scheduled specifically for the teaching of the procedures and material required for this research project. I should also like to acknowledge Gian Thomas, who has been an enduring source of encouragement as and for willingly engaging in discussions, which helped to develop ideas put forward and cheerfully submitting to being guinea pigs for several aspects of my research. To my mother, who constantly and dutifully reminded me to work hard and do my best for it is only then would I succeed, I give my many thanks. For all those who contributed in any way, great or small, knowingly or otherwise… thank you.

3

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: Introduction ..................................................................................... 4

CHAPTER 2: Literature Review ............................................................................. 6

CHAPTER 3: Data Collection Sources .................................................................. 8

CHAPTER 4: Presentation of Findings ................................................................. 10

CHAPTER 5: Interpretation of Findings .............................................................. 14

CHAPTER 6: Discussion of Findings .................................................................. 16

CHAPTER 7: Conclusions, Limitations, Recommendations ............................... 18

BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................................... 21

APPENDICIES .................................................................................................... 22

CHAPTER 1: Introduction 4

Relevance of Topic
This research project is focused on “Self Injury”. Interest in this topic stems from a personal experience I encountered two years ago; my best friend’s sister contacted me telling me that my best friend had passed out on the bathroom floor. She had used a razor and made cuts from both her wrists to her elbows and on the floor beside her, an overturned bottle of painkillers. I cannot begin to explain the state of my mind after I’d been told. I never could understand why she did it. In addition to this, throughout my five years as a high school student, I had four close friends who engaged in self-injurious behavior. The concept was a phenomenon to me. Presented with the opportunity to research a topic, I chose non-suicidal self-injury. The researcher seeks to increase the awareness of self-injury, as not many people recognize that this is an increasing problem. Its social relevance stems from the fact that through the media and peer relations, individuals are learning harmful ways of coping with their problems. These coping techniques will undoubtedly mould their own frame of mind and determine the way in which problems are dealt with. Additionally, self-injury may lead to alienation, segregation and antisocial behavior, which may hinder the development of a child. This would be beneficial to society as increased awareness and insight into the minds’ of our youths; steps can be formulated to counteract this situation, hopefully reducing this growing problem.

Problem Statement
NSSI is a gradually increasing problem where individuals are engaging in harmful...
tracking img