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ERIC Number: EJ1037329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Perceived Causes of Mental Health Problems and Help-Seeking Behavior among University Students in Ethiopia
Alemu, Yirgalem
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v36 n2 p219-228 Jun 2014
The study examined perceived causes of mental health problems and professional help-seeking behavior among university students in Ethiopia. Data were collected from 370 students from four randomly selected colleges. The results revealed that the majority of the participants were able to recognize major mental health problems such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. They attributed mental health problems to psychosocial and biomedical factors and most of the participants had positive attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia