ERIC Number: EJ1207380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
A Comparison of Mental Health Literacy, Attitudes, and Help-Seeking Intentions among Domestic and International Tertiary Students
Clough, Bonnie A.; Nazareth, Sonia M.; Day, Jamin J.; Casey, Leanne M.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v47 n1 p123-135 2019
Limited research has examined distress or help-seeking knowledge and attitudes among international students. The aim of this study was to examine psychological distress, mental health literacy (MHL), and help-seeking attitudes and intentions among a sample of domestic and international tertiary students. The sample comprised 357 domestic and international tertiary students. Participants completed an online questionnaire package, with measures relating to distress, MHL, help-seeking attitudes, and help-seeking intentions. International student status was predictive of lower scores on MHL, help-seeking attitudes, and help-seeking intentions for suicidal ideation. Student group was not predictive of help-seeking intentions for emotional problems or psychological distress, but international students had lower help-seeking intentions for suicidal ideation. Educational interventions targeting MHL and help-seeking attitudes and intentions among international students may be required to improve help-seeking behaviours.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Intention, Mental Health, Stress Variables, Predictor Variables, Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Problems, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia