Presentation Title

Empirical Correlates of Mental Health Stigma

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Event

Abstract

This project will explore the factors related to mental health stigma among students at a medium-sized religious university. Data will be obtained through online questionnaire regarding mental health stigma, field of study, religious fundamentalism, prior mental health education, and prior contact with someone experiencing mental health issues. The Devaluation-Discrimination Scale (Link, 1987) and Revised Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004) will be utilized. Upon receipt of 150-200 responses, the data will be analyzed using a multiple regression analysis. The dependent variable will be stigma, with independent variables of fundamentalism, major, prior contact, and other demographic variables.

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Empirical Correlates of Mental Health Stigma

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This project will explore the factors related to mental health stigma among students at a medium-sized religious university. Data will be obtained through online questionnaire regarding mental health stigma, field of study, religious fundamentalism, prior mental health education, and prior contact with someone experiencing mental health issues. The Devaluation-Discrimination Scale (Link, 1987) and Revised Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004) will be utilized. Upon receipt of 150-200 responses, the data will be analyzed using a multiple regression analysis. The dependent variable will be stigma, with independent variables of fundamentalism, major, prior contact, and other demographic variables.