Self Harm In Canadian Aboriginal Youth

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Quantitative Research Question
What are the self-harm risk factors, types of self-harm prevention programs available and level of awareness among Canadian Aboriginal Youths between ages 10 and 30 years?
Study Aim: To determine the factors that contributes to self-harm and evaluate the level of awareness among Canadian Aboriginal youths of available suicide prevention programs in Canada. Objectives
1. To examine the literature on the risks associated with self-harming behaviors and the types of self-harm prevention and awareness programs geared (targeted) towards Canadian Aboriginal youth.
2. To determine the level of awareness towards self-harm prevention strategies and programs, through a close-ended survey using a structured questionnaire.
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Realist perspective is used to describe the epistemological positivist and empiricist approach that pertains to the quantitative methodology to determine the risk factors associated with self-harming behaviors (Bryman, 1984). The question of determining the risk factors contributing to the level of self-harm in Aboriginal youth can be deduced from a causal relationship (Baum, 1995; Mason, 2012). The positivist philosophy will assume that there are risk factors that lead to self-harm in Canadian Aboriginal Youth, developing the research question and generating data to answer that question (Green & Thorogood, 2014). The quantitative data will be collected based on value-free assumptions, objectivity, and the reductionist theoretical framework by the researcher (Green & Thorogold, 2014; Yilmaz, 2013). The method to collect the data will be by pre-developing close-ended survey questions using a structured…show more content…
The inclusion criteria consist of Aboriginal, Canadian between the ages 10-30 years both male and female members of the on-reserve population. The Aboriginal groups recognized in Canada under the Indian Act include Metis, First Nations, and Inuit population (Statistics Canada, 2014). A stratified random sampling method (probability sampling) may be used to ensure males and females in the Aboriginal youth group have an equal chance of being selected by dividing the sampling frame by two (Bruce, Stanistreet, & Pope,

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