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Article: Stock Market Fluctuations and Self-Harm among Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleStock Market Fluctuations and Self-Harm among Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsself-harm
stock market
Hong Kong children
Issue Date2017
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, v. 14 n. 6, p. article no. 623 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough a few studies investigated the impact of stock market fluctuations on population health, the question of whether stock market fluctuations have an impact on self-harm in children and adolescents remain unanswered. This study therefore investigated the association between stock market fluctuations and self-harm among children and adolescents in Hong Kong. Daily self-harm attendance records were retrieved from all 18 local Accident and Emergency Departments (AED) from 2001 to 2012. 4931 children and adolescents who committed self-harm were included. The results indicated positive correlation between daily change in stock market index, Hang Seng Index (∇HSI, per 300 points), and daily self-harm incident risk of children and adolescents, without time lag between the two. The incident risk ratio for ∇HSI was 1.09 (p = 0.0339) in children and 1.06 (p = 0.0246) in adolescents. Importantly, non-trading days were found to impose significant protective effect in both groups against self-harm risk. Our results showed that stock market fluctuations were related to self-harm behaviors in children and adolescents. Parents and professionals should be educated about the potential harm of stock market fluctuations and the importance of effective parenting in reducing self-harm among children and adolescents.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/290633
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WHS-
dc.contributor.authorLee, JCY-
dc.contributor.authorHo, FKW-
dc.contributor.authorLi, TMH-
dc.contributor.authorIp, P-
dc.contributor.authorChow, CB-
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-02T05:44:58Z-
dc.date.available2020-11-02T05:44:58Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, v. 14 n. 6, p. article no. 623-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/290633-
dc.description.abstractAlthough a few studies investigated the impact of stock market fluctuations on population health, the question of whether stock market fluctuations have an impact on self-harm in children and adolescents remain unanswered. This study therefore investigated the association between stock market fluctuations and self-harm among children and adolescents in Hong Kong. Daily self-harm attendance records were retrieved from all 18 local Accident and Emergency Departments (AED) from 2001 to 2012. 4931 children and adolescents who committed self-harm were included. The results indicated positive correlation between daily change in stock market index, Hang Seng Index (∇HSI, per 300 points), and daily self-harm incident risk of children and adolescents, without time lag between the two. The incident risk ratio for ∇HSI was 1.09 (p = 0.0339) in children and 1.06 (p = 0.0246) in adolescents. Importantly, non-trading days were found to impose significant protective effect in both groups against self-harm risk. Our results showed that stock market fluctuations were related to self-harm behaviors in children and adolescents. Parents and professionals should be educated about the potential harm of stock market fluctuations and the importance of effective parenting in reducing self-harm among children and adolescents.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectself-harm-
dc.subjectstock market-
dc.subjectHong Kong children-
dc.titleStock Market Fluctuations and Self-Harm among Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, WHS: whswong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLi, TMH: timlmh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChow, CB: chowcb@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityIp, P=rp01337-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph14060623-
dc.identifier.pmid28598378-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC5486309-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85020403875-
dc.identifier.hkuros318394-
dc.identifier.volume14-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 623-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 623-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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