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An online intervention using the Continuum Message to reduce the stigma of mental health to increase positive attitudes towards mental health help seeking among the general population

Kursite, Agnese (2020) An online intervention using the Continuum Message to reduce the stigma of mental health to increase positive attitudes towards mental health help seeking among the general population. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Mental health help seeking behaviour among individuals with mental health difficulties continues to engage research in efforts to find an effective interventions to increase these help seeking behaviours. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental disorders found across the general population that can result in poor health outcomes, a lower quality of social and physical life and suicide when left untreated. The current study aimed to investigate whether the continuum message would increase the mental health help seeking attitudes and to explore whether there are gender differences towards mental health help seeking among the study results. In a cross sectional design 224 Participants were recruited using Snowball convenience sampling method in an online survey. Attitudes towards mental health help seeking were measured using the Inventory of Attitudes towards Seeking Mental Health Services (IASMHS). An independent-samples t-test was used for the analysis of the data. Results reviled no effect of continuum text intervention and no gender differences in attitudes toward mental health help seeking. The results provide contrary results to the majority of previous research and add additional information to already existing literature. This study have implications for the further research.
Key words: Continuum beliefs, Mental health help seeking attitudes, Gender differences

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 09:33
Last Modified: 24 May 2021 09:33
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4826

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