Using implicit measures to evaluate mental health stigma and atitudes to help-seeking

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Title: Using implicit measures to evaluate mental health stigma and atitudes to help-seeking
Authors: Hennessy, Eilis
Heary, Caroline
McKeague, Lynn
Murphy, Donnchadh
O'Driscoll, Claire
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5227
Date: 10-Dec-2013
Abstract: Aims: The paper introduces and describes the use of implicit measures of attitude in two separate studies.  The aim of the first study was to explore children's and adolescents, (10 to 16 years) stigmatizing responses towards hypothetical peers with either ADHD or depression.  The aim of the second was to investigate whether a brief on-line intervention could change young adults, (18 to 25 years) attitudes towards help-seeking for mental health problems. Conclusions: Implicit measures may prove to be a useful tool for researchers who are interested in stigma associated with mental health problems in young people and their treatment.  Lessons learned from the use of implicit measures in these studies will be highlighted.
Funding Details: Health Research Board
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Mental HealthYouthImplicit measuresIATCH-IATSC-IAT
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing: Impact on outcomes for children and young people, Dublin, 10 December, 2013
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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