The present study utilised a mixed design and questionnaire methodology to investigate sense of self and discrepancies between self and anticipated other perspectives.
The reasons which cause BPD are not fully defined yet.
Results revealed that, firstly, family adversity during pregnancy and suboptimalparenting, during early to middle childhood was predictive of BPD symptoms at11 years.
Secondly, peer victimisation during early to late childhood waspredictive of BPD symptoms at 11 years.
This association has been previously shown in a range ofretrospective studies.
Secondly, the role of peer victimisation in the developmentof BPD was considered.