Attitudes towards mental health and seeking mental health services: A perspective of Arabs living in the UK

Sultan, Arwa (2020) Attitudes towards mental health and seeking mental health services: A perspective of Arabs living in the UK. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This study examined whether or not ethnicity was predictive of attitudes towards seeking mental health services. Participants completed an online questionnaire advertised on social media outlets. Results showed that Arabs showed significantly more shame-focused attitudes towards mental health when compared with their White British counterparts (N = 50). Ethnicity was not found to be a predictive factor for attitudes towards seeking mental health services. However, stigma and shame-focused attitudes towards mental health were predictive of less favorable attitudes to seeking mental health services. Implications are drawn from the results.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Chou, Shihning
Keywords: Mental illness; Help seeking; Shame, Stigma; Arabs; UK
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 60086
Depositing User: Sultan, Arwa
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 13:42
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 13:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/60086

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