Attitudes towards mental illness and help seeking in relation to gender, self-esteem and life satisfaction

dc.contributor.advisorWalsh, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Ciaraen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T11:13:36Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T11:13:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to examine attitudes towards mental illness and help seeking in relation to gender, self-esteem and life satisfaction. This mixed method study using a sample of 79 college students investigated attitudes to mental illness and help seeking in relation to gender and the relationship between these attitudes and self-esteem and life satisfaction. No significant attitudinal differences between genders were reported. Self-esteem and attitudes towards mental illness were identified as strong predictors of help seeking and a strong correlation between self-esteem and life satisfaction was found. A significant difference was found in attitudes amongst respondents who know someone with a mental illness and those who don’t. Findings conclude gender is not a factor in attitudinal difference whereas knowing someone with a mental illness is, while self-esteem and attitudes to mental illness are predictors of help seeking. Findings and limitations are discussed along with future research suggestions. Author keywords: Attitudes towards mental illness, help seeking behaviour, gender and mental illness, stigma of mental illnessen
dc.identifier.citationO'Brien, C. (2016). Attitudes towards mental illness and help seeking in relation to gender, self-esteem and life satisfaction. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/3156
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectGender identityen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleAttitudes towards mental illness and help seeking in relation to gender, self-esteem and life satisfactionen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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