On the afternoon of November 12, the Pedagogy University of Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting to take over the project of the Ministry of Science and Technology entitled "Self-destructive phenomenon of middle school students (junior high school) and preventive measures." To PGS. Dr. Huynh Van Son, Deputy Chancellor of the Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogy University.
Assoc. Prof.Dr. Huynh Van Son shared his research on "Self-destructive phenomenon of junior high school students (junior high school students) and precautionary measures"
According to Assoc. Dr. Huynh Van Son, at present, the higher the level of psychological disturbances in schools, Vietnamese students face many psychological difficulties. Therefore, puberty children have their own self-inflicted acts which are worthy of consideration. This study found causes for the purpose of finding ways to prevent this phenomenon.
Self-destructive behavior includes self-pity, pessimistic thinking about life, neglecting oneself, feeling depressed with certain physical and clinical signs Sometimes the subject does not recognize.
The manifestation of this phenomenon is focused on behaviors such as neglect of health, life itself, refusal of protection (no helmet, life jacket …); self-mutilation, hair, carved on the skin, poisoning itself, self-rolling; Depressed in silence, do not express their feelings. Even the higher level of suicide attempts, suicide.
The research team also conducted a survey of 1,043 students in 7 junior high schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong. The results of the behavioral status study revealed that 643 students (61.6%) had their own negligence, indicating their lack of responsibility. In addition, 401 people had "pessimistic about life" thoughts for the second highest proportion (38.4%). Up to 149 students admit that "they hurt themselves", accounting for 31.6%.
Of the 1,043 students, the team screened 280 students who committed self-destructive behavior.
In particular, self-destructive signs on the body have alarming numbers on many and many levels, such as hair loss contributing 18.2%; Self bites also accounted for 18.2%. Scary is self-defeating behavior and self-harm reaches more than 35% on two levels and many. Crashing into something also accounts for almost 20%.
"We have carried out an in-depth study of a student who has a habit of banging his head against the wall whenever something is wrong with his parents and teacher. Touching his head with his hands can clearly see his footsteps, even though it is closed over time. , "Assoc. Dr. Huynh Van Son said.
"At a severe level, there are one and one and two students who are very heavy. However, given the total number of 280 children, the ratio of almost 1% is still worrying," said Son.
Assoc.Prof.Dr Huynh Van Son also said that students who are more problematic in psychology, behavior that is more self-destructive, which is easily seen in sixth grade students is first grade and grade 9 is the last class. Preparation for the exam. However, it is not because of pressure from other people that they have self-destructive behavior, but in many instances they expect too much from themselves. Some children are attacked by their friends, forced or imitated by emotions.
In particular, statistics show that subjects who show signs of self-destruction tend to focus on good, average, and good students. In particular, among them there were 99 superior students, 110 good students, 51 average students. Similarly, the proportion of students with good and relative majority behavior, while the proportion of students with average, weak and low behavior can almost be ignored.
The research team also proposed several preventive measures, including raising awareness about self-destructive behavior among high school students, teachers and especially school counselors. In addition, they hold integrated life skills seminars to develop the ability to overcome this behavior for students. At the same time, building knowledge-based systems and exercises that teach students "self-destruct" to regulate psychological states and deal with these behavioral stimuli.