Theses and Dissertations
Knowledge and Attitudes toward Persons with Schizophrenia among Hispanic University Students Enrolled in Mental Health and Non-mental Health Disciplines
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dr. Eva Miller
Dr. Jerome Fischer
Dr. Abdoulaye Diallo
The present study was designed to examine university students’ knowledge regarding schizophrenia and factors that can influence university students’ attitudes toward persons with schizophrenia. An attribution questionnaire ([AQ-27], Corrigan, Markowitz, Watson, Rowan, & Kubiak, 2003), the Error Choice Test ([ECT], Michaels & Corrigan, 2013), and the Social Desirability Scale ([SDS-13], Reynolds, 1982) were utilized to collect data from undergraduate students attending The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), the largest U.S. Hispanic serving university located on the Texas-Mexico border. Descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized to analyze the survey data. Results indicated a non-significant relationship between students’ knowledge regarding schizophrenia and their self-reported stigma toward persons with schizophrenia. The discussion includes implications of the present study and recommendations for research to enhance knowledge about schizophrenia and mitigate stigma among university students toward persons with schizophrenia.
Sharma, Manisha, "Knowledge and Attitudes toward Persons with Schizophrenia among Hispanic University Students Enrolled in Mental Health and Non-mental Health Disciplines" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 376.
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