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Murphy, Donnchadh and Hennessy, Ellis (2017) Promoting college students to seek help for mental health difficulties: a social normative approach. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion , 19 , (1) , pp. 14-25.

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The aim of this study was to test whether an online social normative intervention would promote college students’ help seeking attitudes and intentions. To investigate this, a between-group, post-test, experimental design consisting of 207 students (69 males, 138 females), aged 18–25 years (M = 20.46, SD = 1.96) was used. Students who received the social normative feedback reported more positive help-seeking attitudes, with students who had mental health problems also reporting more positive help-seeking intentions. The findings of this study are discussed with respect to methodological considerations, and recommendations for practice and future research are provided for student counselling clinics.


Item Type:Article
Date:February 2017
Page Range:pp. 14-25
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:19
Number:1
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Counselling
HJ Treatment method > Psychotherapy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > Higher education institution (college / university)
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Student behaviour and participation
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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