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ERIC Number: EJ1289346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
The Roles of Psychosocial Developmental Crisis and Self-Stigma in Mental Health among College Students with Disabilities
Chen, Chih-Hsuan
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v68 n2 p287-302 2021
The purpose of this research is to investigate the current situation of and the relationship between self-stigma, psychosocial crisis and mental health among college students with disabilities. This study was cross-sectional and quantitative in design. Four hundred and two college students with disabilities participated and psychometric tools were used to measure relevant perspectives regarding self-stigma, psychosocial development crisis and mental health, including the Self-Stigma short version, the Measures of Psychosocial Development and the Chinese Health Questionnaire 12. Results show that 40.3% of college students with disabilities are in need of primary mental health intervention and that 5% of them reach a level where psychiatric treatment can be deemed necessary. Moreover, after having controlled the potential confounders, the regression models show the frequency of using the school-support unit, peer support, self-stigma are predictors of mental health. The Erikson's psychosocial crisis (including trust versus mistrust, autonomy versus shame and doubt, initiative versus guilt, as well as generativity versus stagnation) has also proven to be significant factors for the mental health among the respective college students. The findings of this study can suggest ways to help college students with disabilities in better adapting to social life on campus.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan