Title

Mental health literacy of schizophrenia among Filipino youths

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Ron R. Resurreccion

Defense Panel Member

Jazmin B. Llana

Abstract/Summary

The aim of this study was to assess the Filipino youths mental health literacy of schizophrenia, and compare differences across genders. Mental health literacy can be defined as the knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management, or prevention. The youths mental health literacy was assessed through six components: (1) recognition of mental disorders, (2) knowledge and beliefs about causes and risk factors, (3) knowledge and beliefs about self-help interventions, (4) knowledge and beliefs about professional help available, (5) knowledge to prevent mental disorders, and (6) knowledge of first aid skills. This is a descriptive study, utilizing a survey research design. It made use of the Questionnaire for Assessment of Mental Health Literacy and analyzed the data through percent frequencies, and chi-square analysis. Overall, it was found that the Filipino youth, although knowledgeable in some aspects of schizophrenia are still misinformed and lack the necessary skills and tools to help themselves and others who are potentially suffering from the disorder. Male Filipino youths also had potentially dangerous beliefs in the treatments, first aid skills, and self-help interventions for schizophrenia.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007754

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Schizophrenia--Philippines; Schizophrenia in adolescence--Philippines; Mental health--Philippines

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