What about Female Psychology Students’ Explicit and Implicit Attitudes to Mental Illness?
Xiaogang Wang, Yani Cai, Ying Wang, Ying Pan, Xiaomei Jin, Wan Zhou
Available Online December 2018.
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- Mental illness attitudes; Explicit measure; Implicit measure; psychology students
- This study attempted to explore the attitudes among individuals from psychology profession by direct and indirect measures, in order to examine the effect of education to anti-stigma. 49 female psychology undergraduates were recruiting to complete the explicit and implicit attitudes mental illness attitudes with the Social Distance Scale (SDS) and the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The results showed that the implicit effect of IAT was not significant and the scores of SDS were substantially below the midpoints of this scale, and that explicit and implicit measures of mental illness attitudes were unrelated. In our sample, female psychology students did not have significant mental illness stigma in implicit and explicit measures. Our findings suggested that modern professional education may be effective on improving student’s attitudes toward mental illness.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaogang Wang AU - Yani Cai AU - Ying Wang AU - Ying Pan AU - Xiaomei Jin AU - Wan Zhou PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - What about Female Psychology Students’ Explicit and Implicit Attitudes to Mental Illness? BT - 2018 3rd International Conference on Education, E-learning and Management Technology (EEMT 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 545 EP - 549 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceemt-18.2018.106 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceemt-18.2018.106 ID - Wang2018/12 ER -