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ERIC Number: ED002983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Aug
Pages: 162
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THE TEENAGER'S CONCEPTION OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
MARKWELL, NOEL G.
TO COMPLEMENT PREVIOUS SURVEYS OF ADULT OPINION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATOR, A SURVEY OF TEENAGE OPINION ON MENTAL ILLNESS WAS CONDUCTED. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH EXPERTS IN RELEVANT DISCIPLINES TO MEASURE THE TEENAGER'S CONCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING--(1) THE MENTAL HOSPITAL, (2) THE MENTAL HOSPITAL PATIENT, (3) MENTAL HOSPITAL PERSONNEL, (4) THE FORMER MENTAL HOSPITAL PATIENT, (5) THE PROGNOSIS OF MENTAL ILLNESS, (6) THE NORMAL-ABNORMAL CONTINUUM, AND (7) THE IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS ON MENTAL HEALTH. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO A NATIONAL SAMPLE OF 15,000 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. RESULTS WERE ANALYZED ON A STRATIFIED-RANDOM SAMPLE OF 2,000 STUDENTS. PERCENTAGE RESPONSE WAS COMPUTED FOR EACH ITEM AND TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE WERE MADE ACROSS SIX SUBGROUPS OF THE SAMPLE USING ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE FOR CATEGORIES OF ITEMS AND CHI-SQUARE FOR MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. THE AUTHORS STATE THAT ALTHOUGH THERE IS AN INCREASING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL HEALTH, THERE ARE STILL MANY MISCONCEPTIONS AND MUCH LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AMONG TEENAGERS. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: INDIANA; LAFAYETTE; PURDUE OPINION PANEL