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The mediating role of self-stigma in perceived public stigma and attitudes toward mental health help-seeking among university students in Malaysia

Eui, Ching Sie and Tan, Wei Hong (2019) The mediating role of self-stigma in perceived public stigma and attitudes toward mental health help-seeking among university students in Malaysia. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    The number of cases related to poor mental health is rising dramatically in Malaysia. Stigma and discrimination related to mental illness has become a major barrier for those living with mental health issues to seek psychological treatment. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate the mediating effect of self-stigma between perceived public stigma and helpseeking attitudes. A quantitative cross-sectional research and convenience sampling method was adopted to recruit 555 university students from private and public university in Malaysia. The questionnaire distributed consisted of four sections, which include Social Stigma of Receiving Psychological Help (SSRPH), Self-stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) and Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale - Short Form (ATSPPHS-SF), and demographic information. The results obtained from multiple linear regression indicated perceived public stigma negatively predicted the help-seeking attitudes. Moreover, the findings also stated that self-stigma negatively predicted the attitudes toward mental health help-seeking. As expected, self-stigma plays a mediating role between the relationship of perceived public stigma and help-seeking attitudes. This research provides the latest statistic to mental health field by filling in the knowledge gap and also serves as a reference in planning mental health awareness campaign in order to increase public’s help-seeking attitudes.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 12:37
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 23:34
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/3221

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