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ERIC Number: EJ1015772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Difficulties for University Students with Mental Health Problems: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis
Markoulakis, Roula; Kirsh, Bonnie
Review of Higher Education, v37 n1 p77-100 Fall 2013
Postsecondary institutions are witnessing an increase in the number and severity of student mental health problems, necessitating an understanding of the difficulties these students encounter in striving for higher education. The authors conducted a critical interpretive synthesis of 10 articles pertaining to difficulties experienced by students with mental health problems and found that three synthetic constructs captured the nature of these difficulties: internal difficulties (physical, psychological, and social), external difficulties (structural and stigma) and academic outcomes (difficulties with disclosure and academic impairment). Findings are discussed in light of a critical exploration of the construction of problematics and assumptions in the literature. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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